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A native or inhabitant of the Falkland Islands.‘like many of the 3,000 other Kelpers, he is a descendant of 19th-century British immigrants’
- ‘But if there is an oil bonanza, will Kelpers simply sit back and watch the money roll in, as their old way of life disintegrates?’
- ‘He headed the Falklands Islands Association and the UK Falklands Islands Committee, agitating on behalf of his Kelpers until 1988.’
- ‘Secure in their home, the islanders, known as Kelpers, are getting on with making money.’
- ‘Seven generations of Kelpers have made their homes on the remote, wind-swept islands.’
- ‘Kelpers receive random telephone calls from the mainland in the night.’
1960s: from kelp + -er (from the abundance of kelp found on the shores of the islands).
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