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 (ăn′də-mə-nēz′, -nēs′)
n. pl. Andamanese
1. also An·da·man (ăn′də-mən) A member of an indigenous people of the Andaman Islands.
2. The language of the Andamanese, of no known linguistic affiliation.

An′da·man·ese′ adj.
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(ˌæn də məˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -ese,
adj. n.
a. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous population of the Andaman Islands.
b. a member of what was formerly the largest subdivision of this people, inhabiting Great Andaman, the major island group of the archipelago.
2. the languages of the Andamanese, not closely affiliated with any other languages of the world.
3. of or pertaining to the Andaman Islands, the Andamanese, or their languages.
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