Definition of Marquesas Islands

1. Noun. A group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia.

Exact synonyms: Iles Marquises
Group relationships: French Oceania, French Polynesia
Generic synonyms: Archipelago



Definition of Marquesas Islands

1. Proper noun. a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquesas Islands

Marne River
Marnie
Maroc
Maronite Christian
Maronite Christians
Maronite Church
Maronites
Marool
Maroon Spirit
Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome
Marplan
Marquand
Marquesan
Marquesans
Marquesas
Marquesas Islands (current term)
Marquess
Marquette
Marquis' reagent
Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Laplace
Marquis de Sade
Marquise de Maintenon
Marquise de Montespan
Marquise de Pompdour
Marrakech
Marrakesh
Marranic
Marranism
Marranist

Literary usage of Marquesas Islands

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1. The English Review (1848)
"Typee ,• or, a Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of tlte Marquesas Islands. By HERMAN MELVILLE. 1vol. ..."

2. The Islands of the Pacific: From the Old to the New by James McKinney Alexander (1895)
"THE Marquesas Islands. THE history of the Marquesas Islands is like a continuation of ... The Marquesas Islands lie in two parallel groups, thirteen in all, ..."

3. Life in Hawaii: An Autobiographic Sketch of Mission Life and Labors, 1835-1881 by Titus Coan (1882)
"The Marquesas Islands—Early English and French Missions— The Hawaiians Send a Mission to Them —My Visit in 1860—The ..."

4. The Second War with England by Joel Tyler Headley (1853)
"... and letters of marque — Essex Junior — Marquesas Islands- Description of the natives— Madison Island— War with the ..."

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