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Meaning of Melanesian

Mel•a•ne•sian

Pronunciation: (mel"u-nē'zhun, -shun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Melanesia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
—n.
  1. a member of any of the native peoples inhabiting Melanesia.
  2. the Austronesian languages of Melanesia, taken collectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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