Juan Fernández Islands


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Juan Fer·nán·dez Islands

 (fər-năn′dəs, fĕr-nän′dĕs)
An island group belonging to Chile, in the southeast Pacific Ocean west of Valparaíso, Chile. Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor and the inspiration for Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, lived on one of the islands from 1704 to 1709.
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Juan Fernández Islands

(ˈdʒuːən fəˈnændɛz; Spanish xwan fɛrˈnandɛθ)
pl n
(Placename) a group of three islands in the S Pacific Ocean, administered by Chile: volcanic and wooded. Area: about 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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