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Melanesian
Melanesian Mel`a*ne"sian, a. [Gr. me`las, -anos, black + ? island. Melanesia was so called from the dark complexion of the natives.] Of or pertaining to Melanesia.

Meaning of Melanesia from wikipedia

- Melanesia (UK: /ˌmɛləˈniːziə/, US: /ˌmɛləˈniːʒə/) is a subregion of Oceania extending from New Guinea island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the...
- society. These cults, millenarian in nature, were first described in Melanesia in the wake of contact with more technologically advanced Western cultures...
- Island Melanesia is a sub-region of Melanesia in Oceania. It is located east of mainland New Guinea island, from the Bismarck Archipelago to New Caledonia...
- Melanesians are the predominant and indigenous inhabitants of Melanesia, in a wide area from Maluku Islands and New Guinea to as far east as the islands...
- Pacific Ocean. Three major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean are Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Depending on the context, Pacific Islands may...
- The Archbishop of Melanesia is the spiritual head of the Church of the Province of Melanesia, which is a province of the Anglican Communion in the South...
- diaspora of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania: Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. These people speak various Austronesian languages. It...
- (Collegiate and Unabridged) define Australasia as "Australia, New Zealand, and Melanesia". The American Heritage Dictionary online recognizes two senses in use:...
- sal****er crocodile named C****ius kept in the crocodile park of MarineLand Melanesia in Queensland, Australia. The certification was read in public during...
- to one of the three parts of Oceania (the others being Micronesia and Melanesia). The following are the islands and island groups, either nations or overseas...
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