Juan Fernández

[wahn fer-nan-dez, joo-uh n; Spanish hwahn fer-nahn-des]


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.


[fer-nan-dez, fer-; Spanish fer-nahn-deth, -des]


Juan [hwahn, wahn; Spanish hwahn] /ʰwɑn, wɑn; Spanish ʰwɑn/, 1536?–1602?, Spanish navigator: explorer in South America and the Pacific.
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