Austronesian

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Etymology[edit]

From German Austronesisch; coined by Wilhelm Schmidt from Latin auster (south wind) + Ancient Greek νῆσος (nēsos, island).

Adjective[edit]

Austronesian (comparative more Austronesian, superlative most Austronesian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Austronesia.

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Noun[edit]

Austronesian (plural Austronesians)

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

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