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Falkland Islands

Line breaks: Falk|land Is|lands
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːlklənd
 
, ˈfɒlk-/
(also the Falklands)

Definition of Falkland Islands in English:

A group of islands in the South Atlantic, forming a British overseas territory; population 3,100 (est. 2008); capital, Stanley (on East Falkland).

The group consists of two main islands and over a hundred smaller ones, about 500 km (300 miles) east of the Strait of Magellan. The Falklands were occupied and colonized by Britain in 1832-3, following the expulsion of an Argentinian garrison. Argentina refused to recognize British sovereignty and continues to refer to the islands by their old Spanish name, the Malvinas

Derivatives

Falkland Islander

1
(also Falklander) noun

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