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- 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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- proper noun a group of volcanic
islandsin French Polynesia
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- noun a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
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We can't make the Dry Tortugas, the Marquesas Islands.
Also, the Hanakee Hiva Oa Pearl Lodge, Hova Oa, Marquesas Islands along the French Polynesia, will not only let you indulge the ocean view but will take you on all kinds of excursions - from biking, boat excursions to horseback riding - starting from a minimum bidding price of $805.
Sometime between 0400 and 2200 UTC last night, halfway between Galapagos and the Marquesas Islands, Lulu fell overboard.
Secondary plant cover on upland slopes: Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.
The avocados my husband, Achim, and I picked weeks earlier in the Marquesas Islands are all ripening simultaneously.
Like the Hawaiian Islands, the tropical Marquesas Islands are extremely isolated and all flora and fauna present are the result of long-distance colonization and in situ evolution for thousands to millions of years.
Affinities and origins of the fauna of the Marquesas Islands.
A chronostratigraphic analysis of landbird extinction on Tahuata, Marquesas Islands.
This ecoregion consists of the relatively discrete Marquesas Islands group.
The 12 Marquesas Islands are located approximately 5,500 kilometers (km) west of South America at 8º to 11ºS latitude and 139º to 141ºW longitude.