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EtymologyEdit

From German Kwajalein, from Marshallese Kuwajleen.

PronunciationEdit

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), /ˈkwɒdʒəlɨn/ is a possible realization. This is not technically wrong, because the aforementioned father-bother merger makes this pronunciation indistinguishable from /ˈkwɑːdʒəlɨn/. Indeed, the name of Kwajalein island's primary hotel, the Kwaj Lodge, is a word play on Kwaj and lodge rhyming.

Proper nounEdit

Kwajalein

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

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Marshallese Kuwajleen.

Proper nounEdit

Kwajalein

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

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Kwajalein