Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
of Melanesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures
- a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Melanesia
- a branch of the Austronesian family of languages, consisting of the languages of Melanesia
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Of or relating to Melanesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.noun
- A member of any of the indigenous peoples of Melanesia.
- A subfamily of the Austronesian languages that includes the languages of Melanesia.