Mar·​que·​san mär-ˈkā-zᵊn How to pronounce Marquesan (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands
: the Polynesian language of the Marquesans
Marquesan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Marquesan was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Marquesan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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