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Meaning of Marquesas Islands

Mar•que'sas Is'lands

Pronunciation: (mär-kā'zuz, -suz, -sus), [key]
  1. a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 5593; 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km).
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