Malayo-Polynesian

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adjective

Ma·​layo-Polynesian
mə¦lā(ˌ)ō,
(¦)mā¦l-+
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of both the Malays and the Polynesians
2
: austronesian

Malayo-Polynesian

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noun

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1
: a member of the Malay people of Polynesia
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: austronesian

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“Malayo-Polynesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malayo-Polynesian. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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