islands named for the tortoises (Spanish galapagos) who live there; discovered by Europeans in 1535.
/ˌɡæləˈʃiːlz/ noun 1. a town in SE Scotland, in central Scottish Borders. Pop: 14 361 (2001)
[gah-lah-tah] /ˈgɑ lɑ tɑ/ noun 1. the chief commercial section of Istanbul, Turkey. /ˈɡælətə/ noun 1. a port in NW Turkey, a suburb and the chief business section of Istanbul
[gah-lahts, -lah-tsee] /gɑˈlɑts, -ˈlɑ tsi/ noun 1. a port in E Romania, on the Danube River. 252,884. /Romanian ɡaˈlatsj/ noun 1. an inland port in SE Romania, on the River Danube. Pop: 251 000 (2005 est)
[guh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh] /gəˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə/ noun 1. an ancient country in central Asia Minor: later a Roman province; site of an early Christian community. /ɡəˈleɪʃə; -ʃɪə/ noun 1. an ancient region in central Asia Minor, conquered by Gauls 278–277 bc: later a Roman province has been called the “Gallia” of the East, Roman writers […]