Polynesian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning Polynesia or its peoples, languages, or countries.
    • Of, from, or with respect to Polynesia.
    • Of or regarding Polynesia (the islands for the east and main Pacific), or to the Polynesians.
    • of or relating to Polynesia or its individuals or culture
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Polynesia.
    • A subfamily associated with Austronesian language family members talked in Polynesia.
    • one from Polynesia.
    • A language group talked by these individuals.
    • A native or an inhabitant of Polynesia, a division of Oceania east of Australia and Malaysia, or, in more contemporary and limited feeling, a division of Oceania east of Micronesia and Melanesia.
    • a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
    • the branch associated with the Austronesian languages talked from Madagascar to the central Pacific
  • others:
    • [lowercase] Full of countries, as an archipelago.
    • particularly, of or with respect to Polynesia
    • Noting a household of languages having basic affinities of form and substantial similarity of vocabulary, spoken throughout Polynesia, except in the western places a part of Melanesia and Micronesia.

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