[mahr-key-zuh n, -suh n]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Marquesas Islands, the Marquesans, or their language.
Origin of Marquesan
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Examples from the Web for marquesan
It is to the mature Marquesan what a watch is to the European schoolboy.
Death alone could not satisfy Marquesan vengeance: the flesh must be eaten.
The Marquesan beholds with dismay the approaching extinction of his race.
This reserve and dignity is the finest trait of the Marquesan.
The thought of death, I have said, is uppermost in the mind of the Marquesan.
- of or relating to the Marquesas Islands or their inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands
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