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[an-duh-muh-neez, -nees] /ˌæn də məˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun, plural Andamanese.
Also, Andaman. Also called Andaman Islander. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous population of the Andaman Islands.
the language of the Andamanese, of uncertain genetic affiliation.
Andaman (def 1).
Origin of Andamanese
First recorded in 1860-65; Andaman + -ese Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Andamanese timber has also been supplied to Woolwich Arsenal.

  • 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.

  • These ideas, to an Australian black, or an Andamanese, would seem dangerously blasphemous.

  • A regular feature of Andamanese social life is the meeting at intervals between two or more communities.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • For like the Andamanese they love their women-folk and children, and in this way rescue them from the Malay raiders and slavers.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The Andamanese appear to be one of the very few peoples who possess fire but do not know how to make it afresh.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • But later and better evidence proves that the Andamanese have both wives and a God.

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