Marquesas Islands

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geographical name Mar·que·sas Islands \mär-ˈkā-zəz, -zəs, -səz, -səs\
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Îles Marquises

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Definition of Marquesas Islands

  1. 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

  1. —see also marquesan

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