Tierra del Fuego

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Tierra del Fuego (literally Land of Fire), reportedly named so by Ferdinand Magellan after the many fires lit up by the local population.

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Tierra del Fuego

  1. An island at the southern tip of South America, divided between Chile and Argentina.
  2. The archipelago consisting of this island and a number of smaller surrounding islands.
    Synonym: Fireland (archaic)
  3. A province of Argentina. Capital: Ushuaia.
  4. A province of Chile. Capital: Porvenir.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “Land of Fire”, reportedly named so by Ferdinand Magellan after the many fires lit up by the local population.

Proper noun[edit]

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la Tierra del Fuego f

  1. Tierra del Fuego (island between Chile and Argentina)
  2. Tierra del Fuego (archipelago)
  3. Tierra del Fuego (a province of Argentina)
  4. Tierra del Fuego (a province of Chile)

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