Meaning of Austronesian

Aus•tro•ne•sian

Pronunciation: (ô"strō-nē'zhun, -shun), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Austronesia or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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