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Palmer archipelago

a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the NW coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Historical Examples

And this discovery led to that of the Palmer Archipelago to the south of them.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

a group of islands between South America and Antarctica: part of the British Antarctic Territory, formerly the British colony of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty) Former name Antarctic Archipelago


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