Polynesian

noun
Poly·​ne·​sian | \ ˌpä-lə-ˈnē-zhən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio) , -shən How to pronounce Polynesian (audio) \

Definition of Polynesian

1 : a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia
2 : a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Polynesia

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Polynesian adjective

First Known Use of Polynesian

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Polynesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polynesian. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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