Melanesia

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See also: melanesia and Melanésia

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas, dark) + νῆσος (nêsos, 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”, in Beyond primitivism: indigenous religious traditions and modernity, Routledge, →ISBN, 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]

Melānēsia f sg (genitive Melānēsiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Melanesia

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Melānēsia
Genitive Melānēsiae
Dative Melānēsiae
Accusative Melānēsiam
Ablative Melānēsiā
Vocative Melānēsia
Locative Melānēsiae

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek, see English Melanesia

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Melanesia

  1. Melanesia

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek, see English Melanesia

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Melanesia

  1. Melanesia

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