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Falkland Islands

[fawk-luh nd] /ˈfɔk lənd/
plural noun
a self-governing British colony also claimed by Argentina: site of a war between the two nations in 1982. 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km).
Also called Falklands.
Spanish Islas Malvinas
[eez-lahz mahl-vee-nahs] /ˈiz lɑz mɑlˈvi nɑs/ (Show IPA)
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  • I say, Harry, does not this remind you of the night we spent at the Falkland Islands?

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • We, however, got to the southward of the Falkland Islands without accident.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • In the Falkland Islands the horse is also found in an untamed state.

  • I tried to get away in the Falkland Islands, but was prevented.

    Dick Cheveley W. H. G. Kingston
  • It was about a fortnight after they had left the Falkland Islands, that they entered the Straits.

    The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

plural noun
a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long laid claim to the islands, on 2 April 1982; recaptured by a British expeditionary force on 14 June 1982. Chief town: Stanley. Pop: 3140 (2008 est). Area: about 12 200 sq km (4700 sq miles) Spanish name Islas Malvinas
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Falkland Islands in Culture
Falkland Islands [(fawk-luhnd, fawlk-luhnd)]

Islands in the south Atlantic Ocean located near Argentina but owned by Britain. Argentina, which has long claimed title to the islands and refers to them as Islas Malvinas, seized them in 1982, but Britain retook them after a brief war.

Falkland Islands [(fawk-luhnd, fawlk-luhnd)]

Group of islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, located east of the Strait of Magellan off the coast of Argentina.

Note: The islands, under British rule, were seized by Argentina in 1982, but were retaken by Britain.
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