Andaman

adjective

An·​da·​man
ˈan-də-mən,
-ˌman
variants or less commonly Andamanese
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Andaman was in 1824

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“Andaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Andaman. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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