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- n. Plural form of kelper.
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However, the kelpers, as the island's residents are informally called, are warily scrutinizing recent Argentine moves.
There are 1,800 kelpers on the Falklands and a lot has been done to preserve their chosen allegiances and way of life.
Like many of the 3,000 other kelpers, as Falklanders are often called because of the seaweed found on the islands, he is a descendant of 19th-century British immigrants.
He realized that "che," a term of affection that kelpers use and which Mr. Peck used to address his mother, must have come from Argentina, where it appears in everyday speech.