AskDefine | Define Austronesian

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Austronesian adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Austronesia or its people or culture

Noun

1 a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
2 the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia [syn: Austronesian language]

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English

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to, Austronesia.

Noun

  1. Any of a family of languages from Austronesia, including Formosan, Indonesian, Malay, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian subfamilies
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