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
Name taken from the Falkland Sound, which were named for Viscount Falkland by John Strong, who landed on the islands in 1690. (Wiktionary)