Definition 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Kerguelen Islands

/kəːˈɡeɪlən//ˈkəːɡɪlɪn/