Definition of Marshallese in English:


Line breaks: Mar¦shall|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːʃəˈliːz

noun (plural same)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of the Marshall Islands.
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    • Imposed economic dependency resulted in the Marshallese accepting a Compact of Free Association.
    • I was one of the few Marshallese allowed in because I delivered construction materials.
    • The Marshallese are of Micronesian origin and migrated from Asia several thousand years ago.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Micronesian language of the Marshallese.
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    • All residents speak Marshallese, an Austronesian language that shares numerous affinities with other Pacific languages, particularly those of eastern Micronesia.
    • If you are proficient in Greek, Somali, Macedonian, or Marshallese, and have experience translating, please contact our Translations Coordinator
    • In Marshallese and Yapese, spelling reforms promulgated in the early 1970s have yet to take hold.


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  • Relating to the Marshall Islands, their inhabitants, or their language.
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    • Springdale is home to the largest community of Marshallese people outside of the Marshall Islands.
    • At the excavation site, the identification lab's team - augmented with volunteers and paid Marshallese laborers - happily greeted the pair.
    • After the catamaran trip, Chen was interviewed by local Marshallese reporters.

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