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mɑrˈkeɪ zəz, -səz, -səsmar·quesas is·lands

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  1. Marquesas Islands, Iles Marquisesnoun

    a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia

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  1. Marquesas Islands

    The Marquesas Islands (; French: Îles Marquises or Archipel des Marquises or Marquises; Marquesan: Te Henua ʻEnana (North Marquesan) and Te Fenua ʻEnata (South Marquesan), both meaning "the land of men") are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. Their highest point is the peak of Mount Oave (French: Mont Oave) on Ua Pou island, at 1,230 m (4,035 ft) above sea level.Archaeological research suggests the islands were colonized in the 10th century AD by voyagers from West Polynesia. Over the centuries that followed, the islands have maintained a "remarkably uniform culture, biology and language". The Marquesas were named after the 16th century Spanish Viceroy of Peru, the Marquis of Cañete (Spanish: Marqués de Cañete) by navigator Álvaro de Mendaña, who visited them in 1595. The Marquesas Islands constitute one of the five administrative divisions (subdivisions administratives) of French Polynesia. The capital of the Marquesas Islands' administrative subdivision is the town of Taiohae, on the island of Nuku Hiva. The population of the Marquesas Islands was 9,346 inhabitants at the time of the August 2017 census.

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  1. marquesas islands

    The Marquesas Islands are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. Known for their mountainous terrain, they're recognized internationally for their distinctive Polynesian culture and heritage. The islands were named by early Spanish explorers after the Marquis of Cañete, viceroy of Peru. Notable highlights include black sand beaches, stunning waterfalls, and ancient Polynesian sites.

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  1. Marquesas Islands

    The Marquesas Islands are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. The Marquesas are located at 9° 00S, 139° 30W. The highest point is the peak of Mount Oave on Ua Pu island at 1,230 m above sea level. The Marquesas Islands form one of the five administrative divisions of French Polynesia. The capital of the Marquesas Islands administrative subdivision is the settlement of Taiohae on the island of Nuku Hiva. The population of the Marquesas Islands was 8,632 at the August 2007 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Marquesas Islands

    a group of 13 small volcanic mountainous islands in the S. Pacific, 3600 m. W. of Peru, under French protection since 1842, are peopled by a handsome but savage race, which is rapidly dying out; Chinese immigrants grow cotton; the more southerly were discovered by Mendaña in 1595, the more northerly by Ingraham, an American, in 1791.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marquesas islands in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of marquesas islands in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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