Definition of Pohnpeian in US English:

Pohnpeian

(also Ponapean)

noun

  • 1A member of a Micronesian people of the North Pacific volcanic island of Pohnpei.

  • 2The Austronesian language of the Pohnpeians.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Pohnpeians or their language.

Origin

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