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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

- Coordinates: 9°S 160°E / 9°S 160°E / -9; 160 Melanesia (UK: /ˌmɛləˈniːziə/, US: /ˌmɛləˈniːʒə/) is a subregion of Oceania in the southwestern Pacific...
- diaspora—of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania (Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia). It is also sometimes used as a general geographic term...
- Island Melanesia is a subregion of Melanesia in Oceania. It is located east of New Guinea island, from the Bismarck Archipelago to New Caledonia. Near...
- musical traditions found across the vast region of Melanesia. Vocal music is very common across Melanesia; sitting dances are also attested.[citation needed]...
- (listen), /-ˈɑːn-/) is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Spanning the Eastern and Western Hemispheres...
- 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...
- advanced society to deliver goods. These cults were first described in Melanesia in the wake of contact with allied military forces during the Second World...
- Pacific Islands. Three major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean are Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Depending on the context, Pacific Islands may...
- 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...
- traditional culture, including religion, economics, art and magic in Melanesia. The term is the generally accepted term in anthropology to describe such...
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