Definition of Pohnpeian in English:

Pohnpeian

noun

(also Ponapean)
  • 1A member of a Micronesian people of the North Pacific volcanic island of Pohnpei.

  • 2The Austronesian language of the Pohnpeians.

Pronunciation

Pohnpeian

/pəʊnˈpeɪən/ /pəʊnˈpiːən/ /ˈpɒnpɪən/

adjective

(also Ponapean)
  • Of, relating to, or designating the Pohnpeians or their language.

Pronunciation

Pohnpeian

/pəʊnˈpeɪən/ /pəʊnˈpiːən/ /ˈpɒnpɪən/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Pohnpei, the name of one of the four Federated States of Micronesia + -an.