Melanesian

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

Definition of Melanesian

  1. 1 :  a member of the dominant native group of Melanesia

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

Melanesian

adjective

First Known Use of melanesian

1845

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