Definitions starting with L

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Lucayoneque, Lucaioneque

[probably a blend of Lucayon and Sp. yucayeque (Indian) village by a 16th century Antillean Sp. shift from /l/ to /y/ (Álvarez Nazario 1977: 46, 79)] n. former name of the island of Abaco: 1635 Lucaioneque (Atlas Novus. 1804 Yucaya, Lucayoe, or Lucayoneque (McKinnen 262). 1972 The French, in 1625, attempted to form a colony and a group  landed on Lucayoneque (Durrel 18).

Tags: Abaco, blending, French, geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2011-06-03 18:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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