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[kur-guh-len, -luh n] /ˈkɜr gəˌlɛn, -lən/

an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: a possession of France. 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km).
an archipelago in the S Indian Ocean: consists of one large volcanic island (Kerguelen or Desolation Island) and 300 small islands; part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories


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