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1A native or inhabitant of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the south-east Pacific.
2The script used by the inhabitants of Easter Island.
Of or relating to Easter Island (Rapa Nui); designating its inhabitants or script.
1930s; earliest use found in Population Index. Partly from Spanish pascua Easter in the name of Isla de Pascua Easter Island + -an, after Spanish pascuense Pascuense, and partly from French Pascuan, itself from Spanish pascua + French -an.
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