Sentence Examples

  • The prayer of the Melanesian is on rather a higher religious level than that of the Homeric hero.
  • Cousins have shown conclusively the close relationships between the language of the Malagasy and those of the Malayo-Polynesian regions; similar connexions exist, especially in grammatical construction, between the Malagasy and Melanesian languages.
  • The Fijians are a people of Melanesian (Papuan) stock much crossed with Polynesians (Tongans and Samoans).
  • Codrington, The Melanesians (1891), Melanesian Languages (1885); B.
  • Many of these differ widely from the parent race, but all the Melanesian peoples have certain common characteristics which distinguish them sharply from the inhabitants of Polynesia and Micronesia.

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