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[mahr-key-zuh n, -suh n] /mɑrˈkeɪ zən, -sən/

a Polynesian native of the .
the Polynesian language of the .
of, relating to, or characteristic of the , the Marquesans, or their language.
/mɑːˈkeɪzən; -sən/
of or relating to the Marquesas Islands or their inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands


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