An·​da·​man | \ ˈan-də-mən, -ˌman \
variants: or less commonly Andamanese \ ¦an-​də-​mə-​¦nēz How to pronounce Andamanese (audio) , -​¦nēs \

Definition of Andaman

1a : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Andaman islands
b : of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of the Andaman islands
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Andamanese language

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First Known Use of Andaman

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Andaman

Andaman from Andaman islands, Bay of Bengal, India; Andamanese from Andaman islands + English -ese

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“Andaman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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