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Austronesian

[aw-stroh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌɔ stroʊˈni ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
Also called Malayo-Polynesian. a family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Austronesia or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; Austronesi(a) + -an
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Austronesian

/ˌɒstrəʊˈniːʒən; -ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Austronesia, its peoples, or their languages
noun
2.
another name for Malayo-Polynesian
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