îles Malouines

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Etymology[edit]

Given the name in 1764 by Louis Antoine de Bougainville, because they were occupied by sailors from the French port of Saint-Malo (Malouin being the demonym of Saint Malo)

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îles Malouines

  1. Falkland Islands

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