Reference Entry

Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

John Everett-Heath

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Third edition

Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191751394

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Named by the Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira in 1595 after his patron, the Marquesa Antonio de Mendoza

Reference Entry.  62 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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