Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • IslasMalvinas See Falkland Islands.

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  • proper n. Falkland Islands, Falklands

Etymologies

From Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) (dependent territory of the UK) @Falkland Islands (islas Malvinas): Geography

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • Whatever the Americans said last week, I think there will be a definite shift in the US position following complaints from London - and I will be surprised if any State Department official uses the term Malvinas again.

    TODAYonline

  • It is a real question whether Britain today could mount a successful effort to rescue the Falkland Islanders should the Argentines be tempted once again to grab what they call their "Malvinas" islands.

    Ken Blackwell: The Iron Lady vs. the Tin Woman

  • Edison's estimates came with the islands back in focus two months ahead of the 30th anniversary of a 1982 war that resulted from Argentina's invasion of the islands, which it calls the Malvinas.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Britain has ruled the Falklands, which lie 290 miles 460 kilometers east of Argentina's coast, for more than 180 years, but Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands, which it calls the Malvinas.

    The Seattle Times

  • Argentina lost a brief 1982 war over the archipelago, which it calls the Malvinas, but still claims sovereignty and describes the British presence as an occupation.

    The Guardian World News

  • Buenos Aries said cargo activity in "illegally occupied" Falklands, which it calls the Malvinas, prompted a decision to halt the shipments, the Financial Times reports.

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • Taiana insisted Wednesday that the islands, which it calls the Malvinas, are Argentine territory.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Despite being ejected from the islands which they know as the Malvinas after a two-month occupation and war in 1982, Argentina continues to claim sovereignty over the Falklands.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Despite being ejected from the islands, which they know as the Malvinas, after a two-month occupation and war in 1982, Argentina continues to claim sovereignty over the Falklands.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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