Tierra del Fuego


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Ti·er·ra del Fue·go

 (tē-ĕr′ə dĕl fwā′gō, tyĕr′rä dĕl fwĕ′gō)
An archipelago off southern South America separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. The main island, also called Tierra del Fuego, is divided between Chile and Argentina. Smaller islands of the archipelago are administered individually by the two countries.

Tierra del Fuego

(Spanish ˈtjɛrra ðɛl ˈfweɣo)
n
(Placename) an archipelago at the S extremity of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: the west and south belong to Chile, the east to Argentina. Area: 73 643 sq km (28 434 sq miles)

Tier•ra del Fue•go

(tiˈɛr ə dɛl ˈfweɪ goʊ)
n.
a group of islands at the S tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: jointly owned by Argentina and Chile; boundary disputed. 27,476 sq. mi. (71,165 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tierra del Fuego - an archipelago off southern South AmericaTierra del Fuego - an archipelago off southern South America; separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan; islands are administered by Chile and by Argentina
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Translations
Feuerland

Tierra del Fuego

[tiˌɛərədɛlˈfweɪgəʊ] nTerre f de Feutie tack n (US)épingle f de cravatetie-up [ˈtaɪʌp] n (= connection) → lien m

Tierra del Fuego

[tɪˌɛrədɛlˈfweɪgəʊ] nTerra del Fuoco
References in classic literature ?
The object of the expedition was to complete the survey of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, commenced under Captain King in 1826 to 1830, -- to survey the shores of Chile, Peru, and of some islands in the Pacific -- and to carry a chain of chronometrical measurements round the World.
In the sea around Tierra del Fuego, and at no great distance from the land, I have seen narrow lines of water of a bright red colour, from the number of crustacea, which somewhat resemble in form large prawns.
Horner's researches have rendered it in some degree probable that man sufficiently civilized to have manufactured pottery existed in the valley of the Nile thirteen or fourteen thousand years ago; and who will pretend to say how long before these ancient periods, savages, like those of Tierra del Fuego or Australia, who possess a semi-domestic dog, may not have existed in Egypt?
7796% participating interest in the Rio Cullen, Las Violetas and La Angostura hydrocarbon exploitation concessions located in the Tierra del Fuego region of the Austral basin in southern Argentina (TDF Concessions).
en] Ethnoarchaeology in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina): a Methodological Experiment on Social Dynamics
In that sense, he requested measures and deadlines for an economic reconversion to Tierra del Fuego.
The ninth and tenth charts show the Southern Land with Tierra del Fuego and part of South America.
El castor (Castor canadensis) fue introducido en Tierra del Fuego en 1946, con el objeto de aprovechar sus pieles (Lizarralde, 1993).
Pensaba en la importancia de la informacion que encerraban dichos materiales para comprender algo mas de los primeros grupos humanos que habian llegado al extremo sur del continente americano, ingresando a Tierra del Fuego cuando este territorio se encontraba conectado a Sur Patagonia, al final del Pleistoceno.
They cover various topics in depth: Galicia's Finisterre and Coast of Death, at the end of the road: reflections on Finistere in France, Land's End in Cornwall, pilgrimage to the edge: Lough Derg and the moral geography of Europe and Ireland, North Cape in the land of the midnight sun, where North America ends, and Finis Terrae: the end-of-the-world imaginary in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego.
Recent invasion of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago by the wasp Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
La tierra del fuego (1998) by Sylvia Iparraguirre belongs to a corpus of Argentinean and Latin American texts that re-write national history and re-evaluate traditional dichotomies, presenting them as cultural constructs meant to maintain the hegemony of specific groups in power (Pons 1996, Garramuno 1997).