Melanesian

noun
Mel·a·ne·sian | \ ˌme-lə-ˈnē-zhən , -shən \

Definition of Melanesian 

1 : a member of the dominant native group of Melanesia

2 : a language group consisting of the Austronesian languages of Melanesia

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First Known Use of Melanesian

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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