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 ?
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.
All preparations were made, things packed on board, and a new crew of Marquesans and Tahitians shipped.
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.
The common people, when working, keep the upper part of their bodies quite naked; and it is then that the Tahitians are seen to advantage.
The Tahitians now fully understand the value of money, and prefer it to old clothes or other articles.
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.
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.