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Juan Fernández

[wahn fer-nan-dez, joo-uh n; Spanish hwahn fer-nahn-des] /wɑn fərˈnæn dɛz, ˈdʒu ən; Spanish ˈʰwɑn fɛrˈnɑn dɛs/
noun
1.
a group of three islands in the S Pacific, 400 miles (645 km) W of and belonging to Chile: Alexander Selkirk, the alleged prototype of Robinson Crusoe, was marooned here 1704.

Fernandez

[fer-nan-dez, fer-; Spanish fer-nahn-deth, -des] /fɛrˈnæn dɛz, fər-; Spanish fɛrˈnɑn dɛθ, -dɛs/
noun
1.
Juan
[hwahn,, wahn;; Spanish hwahn] /ʰwɑn,, wɑn;; Spanish ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA),
1536?–1602? Spanish navigator: explorer in South America and the Pacific.
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