Share this entry

Share this page

Wilkes Land

Syllabification: Wilkes Land
Pronunciation: /ˈwilks ˌland

Definition of Wilkes Land in English:

A region of Antarctica that has a coast on the Indian Ocean. It is claimed by Australia.


named after the US naval officer Charles Wilkes, who sighted and surveyed it between 1838 and 1842.

Definition of Wilkes Land in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…