Indo-Pacific

[in-doh-puh-sif-ik] /ˈɪn doʊ pəˈsɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of SE Asia.
noun
2.
a proposed linguistic family including all the non-Austronesian languages of the Pacific.
Origin
1875–80
British Dictionary definitions for Indo-Pacific
Indo-Pacific
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the region of the Indian and W Pacific Oceans off the coast of SE Asia
 
n
2.  a hypothetical family of languages relating the languages of New Guinea other than Malayo-Polynesian. Tentative affiliations with Malayo-Polynesian or Australian languages have been suggested

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