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Andamanese

[an-duh-muh-neez, -nees] /ˌæn də məˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun, plural Andamanese.
1.
Also, Andaman. Also called Andaman Islander. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous population of the Andaman Islands.
2.
the language of the Andamanese, of uncertain genetic affiliation.
adjective
3.
Andaman (def 1).
Origin of Andamanese
1860-1865
1860-65; Andaman + -ese
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  • These ideas, to an Australian black, or an Andamanese, would seem dangerously blasphemous.

  • The number of children among the Andamanese is probably understated.

  • For like the Andamanese they love their women-folk and children, and in this way rescue them from the Malay raiders and slavers.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • In physical features they in many respects resemble the Andamanese.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Even the Andamanese, absolute savages as they are, possess a species of sounding-board, on which they beat time to their songs.

  • "The improvement of our science" has freed us from misdeeds which are unknown to the Andamanese or the Australians.

  • For various reasons, most of the Andamanese timbers will probably be found to be best marketable in a converted form.

  • A regular feature of Andamanese social life is the meeting at intervals between two or more communities.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Though very similar to the Andamanese pig in size and appearance, it had patches of white on the feet.

  • The Andamanese appear to be one of the very few peoples who possess fire but do not know how to make it afresh.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane

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