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

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 27 Mar. 2023.

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