[joh-lee-et, joh-lee-et; French zhaw-lyey] /ˌdʒoʊ liˈɛt, ˈdʒoʊ liˌɛt; French ʒɔˈlyeɪ/

Louis [loo-ee;; French lwee] /ˈlu i;; French lwi/ (Show IPA), 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, born in Quebec.
/French ʒɔljɛ/
Louis. 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, with Jaques Marquette, of the Mississippi river


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