Definition of Mascarene Islands in English:

Mascarene Islands

(also the Mascarenes)

proper noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Mascarene Islands

/ˌmaskəˈrēn ˌīləndz/