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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.

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- 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...
- 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...
- Melanesians are the predominant and indigenous inhabitants of Melanesia, in a wide area from New Guinea to as far east as the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji...
- 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...
- groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean are Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Depending on the context, Pacific Islands may refer to countries and...
- musical traditions found across the vast region of Melanesia. Vocal music is very common across Melanesia; sitting dances are also attested.[citation needed]...
- The Free Papua Movement (Indonesian: Organisasi Papua ****eka – OPM) is an umbrella term for the independence movement established during 1965 in the West...
- portal The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM), also known as the Church of the Province of Melanesia and the Church of Melanesia (COM), is a church of the...
- eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offs**** islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital...
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