Definition of Mascarene Islands in English:

Share this entry

Mascarene Islands

Pronunciation: /ˌmaskəˈriːn/
(also the Mascarenes)
A group of three islands in the western Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, comprising Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodrigues.


Named after the 16th-century Portuguese navigator Pedro de Mascarenhas.

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.