Tierra-del-fuego meaning

tē-ĕrə dĕl fwāgō, tyĕrrä dĕl fwĕgō
An archipelago off southern South America separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan. The main island, also called Tierra del Fuego, is divided between Chile and Argentina. Smaller islands of the archipelago are administered individually by the two countries.
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(place) Group of islands at the tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: they are divided between Argentina & Chile: 28,473 sq mi (73,745 sq km)
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(place) Chief island of this group, divided between Argentina & Chile: c. 18,000 sq mi (46,620 sq km)
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One of the provinces in Argentina (southern South America). Home of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, close to Antarctica.
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Origin of tierra-del-fuego

  • From Spanish tierra del fuego (“land of fire").

    From Wiktionary