[kur-guh-len, -luh n]
- an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: a possession of France. 2394 sq. mi. (6200 sq. km).
French Ker·gué·len [ker-gey-len] /kɛr geɪˈlɛn/.
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Examples from the Web for kerguelen
Some friend of Kerguelen's heard what had passed, and deemed it his duty to inform him.
Talked just as though they were on the Kerguelen beach hunting for a cave.
Across Kerguelen those words are written to be read by the soul of man.
I am now at St. Helena, and shall then go to, and finish with, Kerguelen's land.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Consequently, the land they were approaching could be none other than Kerguelen Land.The Wreck of the Nancy Bell
J. C. Hutcheson
- an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: consists of one large volcanic island (Kerguelen or Desolation Island) and 300 small islands; part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories
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