Marquesas Islands

/maˌkeɪsæs ˈaɪləndz/ (say mah.kaysas 'uyluhndz)

plural noun
a group of French islands in the southern Pacific. 1243 km2.
French, Îles Marquises.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Marquesas Islands — [mär kā′zəz, mär kā′səz] group of islands in French Polynesia, in the E South Pacific: 405 sq mi (1,049 sq km); pop. 7,500 …   English World dictionary

  • Marquesas Islands — /mahr kay zeuhz, seuhz, seuhs/ a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 5593; 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km). * * * Island group (pop., 1996: 8,064), French Polynesia. Located in the central South Pacific Ocean northeast of Tahiti, the Marquesas… …   Universalium

  • Marquesas Islands — or French Îles Marquises geographical name islands S Pacific N of Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia capital Taiohae (on Nuku Hiva) area 480 square miles (1248 square kilometers), population 7358 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Marquesas Islands — Mar•que′sas Is′lands [[t]mɑrˈkeɪ zəz, səz, səs[/t]] n. pl. geg a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 6000; 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km) Mar•que′san, n. adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Marquesas Islands — noun a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia • Syn: ↑Iles Marquises • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part Holonyms: ↑French Polynesia, ↑French Oceania …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marquesas Islands —  Archipelago in South Pacific …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Marquesas Islands — isl. group, French Polynesia; 492 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

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