from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēsˈläs mäl-vēˈnäs)Falkland Islands A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.
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- proper n. Overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the South Atlantic. Official name: Falkland Islands. Argentina contests the British sovereignty in the islands.
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- n. a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
The latest row erupted as the prime minister threw Argentina's rhetoric back at Buenos Aires which refers to the Falkland Islands as Las Malvinas.
The base at King Edward Point was expanded as a research facility in 1949/1950 by the British Antarctic Survey (until 1962 called Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey).
The only population with a claim to the Falkland Islands is a bunch of rude animals.
Endemic birds of the Falkland Islands are the Falkland steamerduck (Tachyeres brachypterus) and the Cobb's wren (Troglodytes cobbi).
The Battle of the Falkland Islands was the first decisive naval contest of the war.
The only quadruped indigenous to the Falkland Islands is the Antarctic dog, the muzzle of which strikingly resembles that of the fox.
The last paper at the Falkland Islands was a London Times of 1864, abusing the
Today the Falkland Islands are a sensitive issue in Argentina, which calls the islands Islas Malvinas.
The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic island archipeligo, a British territory claimed by
The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic island archipeligo, a British territory claimed by Argentina.
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