Marquesas Islands

geographical name
Mar·​que·​sas Islands | \ mär-ˈkā-zəz How to pronounce Marquesas Islands (audio) , -zəs, -səz, -səs \
variants: or French Îles Marquises \ ˌēl-​mär-​ˈkēz How to pronounce Marquesas Islands (audio) \

Definition of Marquesas Islands

islands in the South Pacific north of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia; capital Taiohae (on Nuku Hiva) area 480 square miles (1248 square kilometers), population 7358

— see also marquesan

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“Marquesas Islands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marquesas%20Islands. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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