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Falk·land Islands

 (fôk′lənd, fôlk′-) In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēs′läs mäl-vē′näs)
A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.

Falkland Islands

(ˈfɔːlklənd)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long laid claim to the islands, on 2 April 1982; recaptured by a British expeditionary force on 14 June 1982. Chief town: Stanley. Pop: 3140 (2008 est). Area: about 12 200 sq km (4700 sq miles). Spanish name: Islas Malvinas

Falk′land Is′lands

(ˈfɔk lənd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the S W Atlantic, E of Argentina, constituting a self-governing British colony. 2374; 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). Cap.: Stanley. Spanish, Islas Malvinas.
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Noun1.Falkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of ArgentinaFalkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Translations
Falklandinseln
Falklandinsaaret
îles FalklandMalouines
Falkland-szigetek
Falklandsøyene
FalklandyMalwiny
Falklandsöarna
Falkland Adaları

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] NPL(Islas fpl) Malvinas fpl

Falkland Islands

, Falklands
plFalklandinseln pl

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] npl the Falkland Islands or Falklandsle isole fpl Falkland, le isole Malvine
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Discussion encompasses truth and reconciliation hearings, memorial events, public memorialization of the war in Malvinas Islands, and the Teatroxlaidentidad, an annual showcase that highlights the fates of children kidnapped during the dictatorship.
On 13 October, the Argentine Foreign Ministry became aware, through the Argentine Naval Hydrographic Service of the Ministry of Defence, of the British Government's plans to conduct unlawful military exercises in the area of the Malvinas Islands on 19-28 October 2016, which will include the launch of Rapier missiles.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Argentinean President, Mauricio Macri, said his country's claims of sovereignty over Malvinas Islands currently occupied by Britain remains unchanged following Britain's vote to leave the EU.
To the British, the war was about Falklands - to the Argentinians, the war was about the Malvinas Islands which were occupied by the British years ago.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- Argentina's foreign minister Hector Marcos Timerman said that "the question of Malvinas Islands is a case of colonialism", adding in "although the British side seeks to disguise an act of usurpation in the garb of self-determination of peoples.
A spokesman for the Embassy of Argentina in London said: "The Government of the United Kingdom will conduct military exercises on occupied Argentine territory between April 14 and 27, including missile launchings from the Malvinas Islands.
In 1982, Argentines fought the English to recover the sovereignty of their Malvinas islands," reads the game's opening sequence.
One hundred and eighty years ago on the same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism, Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands, which are situated 14,000km (8,700 miles) away from London," she said in the letter, copied to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
But President Kirchner harked back to 180 years ago when she claims: "Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands, situated 14,000 km (8,700 miles) away from London.
The question of the Malvinas Islands is also a cause embraced by Latin America and by a vast majority of peoples and governments around the world that reject colonialism," Fernandez wrote.
180 years ago on the same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism, Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands, which are situated 14,000 kilometers (8,700 miles) away from London," she says in the letter, copied to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
6 (Xinhua-ANI): Argentina on Friday strongly protested Britain's plan to carry out more military exercises on the disputed Malvinas Islands, called the Falklands by the British.