Meaning of Kerguelen Islands in English:

Kerguelen Islands

proper noun

  • A group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean, comprising the island of Kerguelen and some 300 small islets, forming part of French Southern and Antarctic Territories.

Pronunciation

Kerguelen Islands

/ˈkəːɡɪlɪn/ /kəːˈɡeɪlən/

Origin

Named after the Breton navigator Yves-Joseph de Kerguélen-Trémarec, who discovered the islands in 1772.