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Andamanese

[an-duh-muh-neez, -nees]
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noun, plural An·da·man·ese.
  1. Also Andaman. Also called Andaman Islander. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous population of the Andaman Islands.
  2. the language of the Andamanese, of uncertain genetic affiliation.
adjective
  1. Andaman(def 1).

Origin of Andamanese

First recorded in 1860–65; Andaman + -ese
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Historical Examples

  • Andamanese timber has also been supplied to Woolwich Arsenal.

    In the Andamans and Nicobars

    C. Boden Kloss

  • The number of children among the Andamanese is probably understated.

  • In physical features they in many respects resemble the Andamanese.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • The Andamanese, about 1315 in number , are mostly in a state of nature, living almost naked in the rudest habitations.

  • "The improvement of our science" has freed us from misdeeds which are unknown to the Andamanese or the Australians.