Chagos Archipelago

(redirected from Chagos)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Chagos: Diego Garcia

Cha′gos Archipel′ago

(ˈtʃɑ goʊs, -gəs)
a group of islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory. ab. 75 sq. mi. (195 sq. km).
References in classic literature ?
Captain Moresby informs me that in the Chagos archipelago in this same ocean, the natives, by a horrible process, take the shell from the back of the living turtle.
Captain Moresby informs me that this crab inhabits the Chagos and Seychelle groups, but not the neighbouring Maldiva archipelago.
Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan confirmed the UK has not "recently" discussed the impact on the Chagos Islands with officials from Donald Trump's administration.
In June, the General Assembly voted to refer the legal status of the British-ruled Chagos Islands to the ICJ.
The remote and protected reefs of the Chagos Archipelago in the central Indian Ocean experienced 90% mortality in shallow waters in the severe warming event of 1998.
Describing the viral video, Dartmouth College biologist Mark Laidre, who was in the Chagos Archipelago to study coconut crabs, said, "The crab slowly climbed up and grabbed the booby's wing with its claw, breaking the bone and causing the booby to fall to the ground, where it was unable to fly.
United Kingdom concerned the Chagos Archipelago, a group of approximately sixty islands in the Indian Ocean.
One of 55 islands that make up the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory, Diego Garcia is at the tip of the spear with NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Site Diego Garcia playing an important role in logistics services and oversight of the large base operating support (BOS) contract.
Mauritius, a former British colony, brought before the UN General Assembly a long-standing territorial dispute over the strategically valuable Chagos Islands, the site of a British-US military base.
NEW YORK, June 23 (KUNA) -- UN General Assembly adopted a text requesting that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius before that Indian Ocean island nation's independence in the 1960s.
Last September, Mr President, you asked the United Kingdom and Mauritius to engage in bilateral talks about the Chagos Archipelago, which the United Kingdom administers as the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Reaffirming Mauritius' "unwavering" support to India for UN Security Council membership, Jugnauth also welcomed New Delhi's support to the island nation's claim over the Chagos archipelago.