Now the Faulklands, they used to be the Malvinas and whoever said uneducated people call them that is not only wrong, but extrememly rude. Most Argentinans today still refer to them as "las Islas Malvinas" because that is what they originally were...and should be. They belonged to Argentina and the British were incredible silly in wasting their time to take them away. The fact that they did is a lingering example of colonialism which needs to completely die out.
People like you need to stop being so ignorant. British took so much of Africa and India and China...and they let that go, hanging on to the Malvinas is hipocrisy.
by TheArgentine August 20, 2005
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Two Argentine islands near the Antartica that were usurped in 1833 by the UK, in 1982 Argentina, under a corrupt dictatorship, invaded them but were repelled by the British with the help of the yanks.
-Las Malvinas son argentinas carajo!!
by FEGELEIN!! September 15, 2012
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Pair of islands in the South Atlantic right next to the Argentinean Coast. A war was fought over them in the 80's, Argentinean soldiers were equipped with WWII arms while British soldiers had the latest military technology of that time (Duh!, who could possibly win? I mean Harriers against Pucaras? C'mon you gotta be kiddin me!). The fact is that the Brits decided to take away something that is not theirs just because they wanted to (like they did with lots and lots of other spots all-around the world). The current name of the islands is "Falkland Islands" since they are under British control, while the real name of them is "Islas Malvinas" since Argentina is the real owner.

Anyways, i dont think none of us is really interested in the Malvinas. There's nothing there, and like the other guy said: it's freaking cold.
by Lucas Criado March 09, 2006
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Anything you gave away but now you want it back and are prepared to do anything to get it back, even if it means losing everything.

Named after the Argentine name for the Fawkland Islands which they ruled from 1820 to 1833 and now want back.
Barbara is my Malvinas, I should have never gave her away, I am going to dump the troupe of Folie Bergers cancan girls who have declared undying love for me, and get her back even though she has diseases science hasnt got a name for.

Those maracas are my Malvinas, I am going to cancel the world tour and travel to the South Pole to get them back from the vulcanologist I gifted them to.
by baarttttteeerllllemmmmmm March 10, 2013
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A malvina is a type of scottish cheese. Often found bullying grade two children with accents, the malvina is anything but exquisite. Finds entertainment in leprachaun hunting underneath elementary schools. Avoid at all costs.
"OMG. That cheese is SUCH a malvina. She's practically RAPING that leprachaun! Poor thing."
by Patchthethird May 15, 2010
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The name that countries of hispanic tongue, especially the Argentine folk, give to the Falkland Islands. It derives from the french name given to those same islands, "Îles Malouines". To the UN, the name of this archipelago must be documented as "Falkland Island (Malvinas)".

Most, if not all, of latin america countries, including non-spanish speakers like Brazil, still prefer to use Malvinas instead of Falklands. While some people argue that this is because of the military conflict between Argentina and the UK over those islands, the ussage of the name Malvinas is mostly because that name just feels more natural, easier to say, and it's culturally-adopted for a latin american.
English person: Why does your country have another name for the Falkland Islands? Can't you accept that they belong to Britain instead of calling them differently?

Latin-american person: They could belong to anyone and I would still call them Malvinas when speaking to the people of my country. That's just how everyone in this part of the world calls them, after all. It's a culture thing, y'know?
by Bilbz March 21, 2021
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