Definitions for melanesian

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  1. Melanesian(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Melanesia.

  2. Melanesian(ProperNoun)

    A Melanesian person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melanesian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Melanesia

  2. Origin: [Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + island. Melanesia was so called from the dark complexion of the natives.]

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  1. Melanesian

    Denotes a person from any of the islands in the region extending from the west Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. or of that ancestry.


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