Definition of Mascarene Islands in English:

Mascarene Islands

(also the Mascarenes)

proper noun

  • A group of three islands in the western Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, comprising Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodrigues.

Origin

Named after the 16th-century Portuguese navigator Pedro de Mascarenhas.

Pronunciation:

Mascarene Islands

/ˌmaskəˈriːn/