Micronesian

noun

Mi·​cro·​ne·​sian ˌmī-krə-ˈnē-zhən How to pronounce Micronesian (audio)
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1
: a native or inhabitant of Micronesia or of the Federated States of Micronesia
2
: a group of Austronesian languages spoken in the Micronesian islands
Micronesian adjective

Examples of Micronesian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time, the Marshall Islands will host the 10th Micronesian Games, showcasing sports and cultural practices like coconut tree husking to beach volleyball. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Micronesian was in 1847

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“Micronesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Micronesian. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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