Marquesan

[ mahr-key-zuh n, -suh n ]
/ mɑrˈkeɪ zən, -sən /
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noun

a Polynesian native of the Marquesas Islands.
the Polynesian language of the Marquesas Islands.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Marquesas Islands, the Marquesans, or their language.

Origin of Marquesan

First recorded in 1790–1800; Marques(as Islands) + -an

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Marquesan

/ (mɑːˈkeɪzən, -sən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Marquesas Islands or their inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands
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