Sentence Examples


  • The population is about 2200, the natives being Polynesian, though their language has been classified as Melanesian.
  • There is evidence in the languages, too, which supports the physical separation from their New Zealand neighbours and, therefore, from the Polynesian family of races.
  • This linguistic poverty proves that the Australian tongue has no affinity to the Polynesian group of languages, where denary enumeration prevails: the nearest Polynesians, the Maoris, counting in thousands.
  • Their mental faculties, though inferior to those of the Polynesian race, are not contemptible.
  • In this respect the Society Islands have the advantage of many Polynesian islands.

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