Tahitian


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Ta·hi·tian

 (tə-hē′shən)
adj.
Of or relating to Tahiti or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Tahiti.
b. A person of Tahitian ancestry.
2. The Polynesian language of Tahiti.

Tahitian

(təˈhiːtɪən; təˈhiːʃɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Tahiti or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Tahiti or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Tahiti

Ta•hi•tian

(təˈhi ʃən, -ti ən, tɑ-)
n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Tahiti.
2. the Austronesian language of the Society Islands, used as a lingua franca throughout French Polynesia.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Tahiti, its inhabitants, or the language Tahitian.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tahitian - a native or inhabitant of TahitiTahitian - a native or inhabitant of Tahiti  
Tahiti - an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin
Polynesian - a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
2.Tahitian - the Oceanic language spoken on Tahiti
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic - an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Adj.1.Tahitian - of or relating to or characteristic of the island of Tahiti or its residents or their language and culture
Translations

Tahitian

[təˈhiːʃɪən]
A. ADJtahitiano
B. N
1.tahitiano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → tahitiano m

Tahitian

adjtahitisch
n
Tahitianer(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Tahitisch nt
References in classic literature ?
Darwin the naturalist says, "A white man bathing by the side of a Tahitian was like a plant bleached by the gardener's art, compared with a fine, dark green one, growing vigorously in the open fields.
He could not help but think of the preceding nights, and of her sleeping in the hammock on the veranda, under mosquito curtains, her bodyguard of Tahitian sailors stretched out at the far corner of the veranda within call.
And if you'd gone ashore on Malaita instead of Guadalcanar you'd have been kai-kai'd long ago, along with your noble Tahitian sailors.
All preparations were made, things packed on board, and a new crew of Marquesans and Tahitians shipped.
It was the Hira, well named, for she was owned by Levy, the German Jew, the greatest pearl buyer of them all, and, as was well known, Hira was the Tahitian god of fishermen and thieves.
A white man bathing by the side of a Tahitian, was like a plant bleached by the gardener's art compared with a fine dark green one growing vigorously in the open fields.
Numbers of children were playing on the beach, and had lighted bonfires which illumined the placid sea and surrounding trees; others, in circles, were singing Tahitian verses.
Wilson interpreted for me to the Tahitian who had paid me so adroit an attention, that I wanted him and another man to accompany me on a short excursion into the mountains.
These were lashed to each end of a long pole, which was alternately carried by my Tahitian companions on their shoulders.
Some ten days after the French ships sailed, the whale-boat arrived, and the captain was forced to enlist some of the more civilized Tahitians, who had been somewhat used to the sea.
Many of the Tahitians were at first disposed to resort to arms, and drive the invaders from their shores; but more pacific and feebler counsels ultimately prevailed.
But the house was a long way from the village, and the Tahitians are lazy.