Definition of Kerguelen Islands in English:

Kerguelen Islands

Pronunciation /kərˌɡyo͞olən ˈīləndz/ /kərˌɡjulən ˈaɪləndz/

proper noun

  • A group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean that comprise the island of Kerguelen and some 300 small islets, part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. The only settlement is a scientific base.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Kerguelen Islands

/kərˌɡyo͞olən ˈīləndz/ /kərˌɡjulən ˈaɪləndz/