Polynesian

noun

Poly·​ne·​sian ˌpä-lə-ˈnē-zhən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio) -shən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio)
1
: a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia
2
: a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Polynesia
Polynesian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Polynesian was in 1807

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“Polynesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polynesian. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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Polynesian

noun
Poly·​ne·​sian ˌpäl-ə-ˈnē-zhən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio) -shən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio)
1
: a member of any of the native peoples of Polynesia
2
: a group of languages spoken in Polynesia
Polynesian adjective

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