Austronesia

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

Definition of Austronesia

  1. 1 the islands of the South Pacific

  2. 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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Austronesia

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Definition of Austronesia for English Language Learners

  • : islands of the southern Pacific Ocean

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