Kwajalein

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Kwajalein, from Marshallese Kuwajleen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Much less common pronunciations include /ˈkwɑːdʒəˌliːn/, /ˈkwɑːdʒəˌleɪn/ or /ˈkwɑːdʒəˌlaɪn/. These are all very scarce among the atoll's English-speaking residents. American English is usually spoken by Kwajalein island's American expatriate population, which has the father-bother merger; for accents without this merger (including Received Pronunciation), /ˈkwɒdʒəlᵻn/ is a possible realization. This is not technically wrong, because the aforementioned father-bother merger makes this pronunciation indistinguishable from /ˈkwɑːdʒəlᵻn/. Indeed, the name of Kwajalein island's primary hotel, the Kwaj Lodge, is a word play on Kwaj and lodge rhyming.

Proper noun[edit]

Kwajalein

  1. Kwajalein atoll.
  2. Kwajalein island, Kwajalein atoll.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Marshallese Kuwajleen.

Proper noun[edit]

Kwajalein

  1. Kwajalein atoll.
  2. Kwajalein island, Kwajalein atoll.

Descendants[edit]