Melanesia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέλας (melas, dark) + νῆσος (nēsos, island), referring to the skin color of the inhabitants.

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Melanesia

  1. Part of Oceania, made up of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
    • 2004, Mary N. MacDonald, “Thinking and teaching with the indigenous traditions of Melanesia”, Beyond primitivism: indigenous religious traditions and modernity, Routledge, page 315: 
      My job, then, is that of a cultural and religious broker of sorts, co-opting Melanesia to serve as a stimulus to thought in Le Moyne classrooms.

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Latin[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Melanesia f (genitive Melanesiae); first declension

  1. Melanesia

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Melanesia
genitive Melanesiae
dative Melanesiae
accusative Melanesiam
ablative Melanesiā
vocative Melanesia
locative Melanesiae