malvinas islas

Malvinas

[mahl-vee-nahs]
noun (used with a plural verb)
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Malvinas (Spanish malˈβinas)
 
pl n
Islas Malvinas the Argentine name for the Falkland Islands

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Malvinas
Argentine name for the Falkland Islands, from Fr. Malouins, name for inhabitants of the Fr. city of St. Malo, who attempted a colony there in 1764 under Louis-Antoine de Bougainville.
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