Austronesia

Austronesia

[aw-stroh-nee-zhuh, -shuh]
noun
the islands of the central and S Pacific.

Origin:
austro- + Greek nês(os) island + -ia -ia

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Austronesia (ˌɒstrəʊˈniːʒə, -ʃə)
 
n
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia

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