Melanesian definition by Webster's New World
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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
Melanesian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.