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 Îles Marquises (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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