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Meaning of Galápagos Islands

Ga•lá'pa•gos Is'lands

Pronunciation: (gu-lä'pu-gōs" Sp. gä-lä'pä-gôs"), [key]
  1. an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, ab. 600 mi. (965 km) W of and belonging to Ecuador: many unique species of animal life. 4058; 3029 sq. mi. (7845 sq. km). Also calledSpanish,
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