Marquesan


Marquesan
/mahr kay"zeuhn, -seuhn/, n.
1. a Polynesian native of the Marquesas Islands.
2. the Polynesian language of the Marquesas Islands.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Marquesas Islands, the Marquesans, or their language.
[1790-1800; MARQUES(AS ISLANDS) + -AN]

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Universalium. 2010.

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