Trukese

noun

Truk·​ese
(ˈ)tru̇¦kēz,
(ˈ)trü¦k-,
¦trə¦k-
plural Trukese
1
: a Micronesian native or inhabitant of the Truk islands in the Caroline islands
2
: the Austronesian language spoken in the Truk islands

Word History

Etymology

Truk islands (from Trukese Cuuk Truk islands, from cuuk mountains, heights) + English -ese

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“Trukese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trukese. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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