Marquesas Islands

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Mar·que·sas Islands

 (mär-kā′zəz, -səz, -səs)
A volcanic archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean, part of French Polynesia. Portions of the Marquesas were claimed for Spain in 1595 and for the United States in 1791, but France took definitive possession of the archipelago in 1842.
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Marquesas Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia. Pop: 8712 (2002). Area: 1287 sq km (497 sq miles). French name: Îles Marquises
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Mar•que′sas Is′lands

(mɑrˈkeɪ zəz, -səz, -səs)
a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 6000; 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km).
Mar•que′san, n., adj.
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Noun1.Marquesas Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the south central PacificMarquesas Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
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I've just come back from a few months in the Marquesas Islands, where I had a very pleasant visit.
4) from the French Polynesian Marquesas Islands, which, despite being collected by the American missionaries Richard and Clarissa Armstrong in 1833-34, makes its market debut only now courtesy of Michael Hamson, who acquired it from their great-great-grandson earlier this year (5 rue Jacques Callot).
In their next port of call, the Marquesas islands, they found the local postbox containing 18 letters, with a request for any passing vessel to pick them up and post them at the next port - in their case Tahiti.
In the Marquesas Islands, fear and uncertainty about the past and ancestral places have resulted in an ambivalent heritage that gives rise to discomfort, yet still serves as the foundation for a shared identity.
The 103-cabin Aranui V delivers essential supplies to the remote Marquesas Islands on a 13-night itinerary from Tahiti.
born time of sampling, (range), y or arrived in French location of sampling Polynesia before 1982 (% [95% CI]) General population February-March 2014 Society Islands 47 (13-77) 9/29 (31 [14-48]) Tuamotu Islands 39 (7-86) 6/28 (21 [6-37]) Marquesas Islands 45 (10-82) 15/32 (47 [30-64]) Austral-Gambier 38 (7-84) 15/26 (58 [39-77]) Islands Total 41 (7-86) 45/115 (39 [30-48]) September-November 2015 Society Islands 43 (4-88) 77/397 (19 [16-23]) Schoolchildren May-June 2014 Society Islands 11 (6-16) 0 Sampled population, No.
Hammer's dream was to make it to the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a fantasy born from reading the books of Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian adventurer (known for his odyssey across the Pacific in a hand-built raft from South America, and sailing about 8,000 kilometres).
Which post-Impressionist painter died in the Marquesas Islands in 1903?
Needing to clean, repair, and resupply his fleet, Porter, to his crew's delight, sailed for the Marquesas Islands. As Porter and his armed men rowed toward shore on their memorable brief stop on Ua Huka, three naked teenaged girls swam to meet them, "willing to gratify every wish" (184).
When the Resolution first sights the Marquesas Islands, Cook decides to name the first of these islands after Able Seaman Hood.
ANYONe | keen on a cruise to an exotic destination should consider a voyage on the new Aranui 5 vessel, sailing from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands (the world's most remote archipelago) in the South Pacific at the end of November.