Definition of Marquesas Islands in English:

Share this entry

Marquesas Islands

Pronunciation: /mɑːˈkeɪzəs ˌʌɪləndz/
A group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific, forming part of French Polynesia; population 8,658 (2007). The islands were annexed by France in 1842. The largest island is Hiva Oa, on which the French painter Paul Gauguin spent the last two years of his life.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Mar|que¦sas Is|lands

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.