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Francois_Dumas

Kinda O/T question on geography...!

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I was wondering if there's an English name for the southernmost part of South America - you know, the portion which is called "Tierra del Fuego" in Spanish and "Feuerland" in German. Sorry, I know how strange this question must be, but I've been thinking about this all day :-shy ...

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Yep, I'm aware of this...but isn't Cape Hoorn (with two "o"'s, I believe) only part of that area? :-hmmm ...

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This is probably a rough translation but...Tierra Del Fuego = "Ground of the Fire" or "Land of the Fire"Feuerland = "Fire Land" or "Fire Country"I just used an online translator so they could be wrong. :)

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One "O" in English. That broadly refers to the general tip area, the water across to Antartica is called the Drake Passage. The only other thing I ever heard of was that it's major island's name as said by ancient Enlish explorers, was "Island of Fires" (which of course is Tierra del fuego).

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All are correct literal translations...but is any of them actually the name for that region? :-)

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