Marquesas Islands

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.

Population (circa 1900) given as 5,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Marque * Marrow Controversy
Marmont
Marmontel, Jean François
Marmora, Sea of
Marne
Marochetti, Baron
Maronites
Maroons
Marot, Clement
Marprelate Tracts
Marque
Marquesas Islands
Marrow Controversy
Marryat, Frederick
Mars
Mars
Marseillaise, The
Marseilles
Marshal Forwards
Marshall, John
Marston, John
Marston, John Westland