Marquesan

noun
Mar·​que·​san | \mär-ˈkā-zᵊn, -sᵊn\

Definition of Marquesan 

1 : a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands

2 : the Polynesian language of the Marquesans

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Marquesan adjective

First Known Use of Marquesan

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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