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Wilkes Land

Pronunciation: /ˈwilks ˌland/
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.

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Syllabification: Wilkes Land

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