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Austronesia

[aw-stroh-nee-zhuh, -shuh] /ˌɔ stroʊˈni ʒə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
the islands of the central and S Pacific.
Origin
austro- + Greek nês(os) island + -ia -ia
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Austronesia

/ˌɒstrəʊˈniːʒə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia
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