plural Trukese
: a Micronesian native or inhabitant of the Truk islands in the Caroline islands
: the Austronesian language spoken in the Truk islands

Word History


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

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“Trukese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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