Definition of Galapagos Islands in English:

Galapagos Islands

proper noun

  • A Pacific archipelago on the equator, about 1,045 km (650 miles) west of Ecuador, to which it belongs; population 28,000 (est. 2009).

The islands are noted for their abundant wildlife, including giant tortoises and many other endemic species. They were the site of Charles Darwin's observations of 1835, which helped him to form his theory of natural selection

Pronunciation

Galapagos Islands

/ɡəˈlapəɡəs/