Austronesia

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geographical name Aus·tro·ne·sia \ ˌȯ-strə-ˈnē-zhə , ˌä- , -ˈnē-shə \

Definition of Austronesia

1 the islands of the South Pacific
2 area extending from Madagascar through the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago to Hawaii and Easter Island a name applied to the region where Austronesian languages are spoken

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