Share this entry
Melanesia Line breaks: Mela|nesia
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛləˈniːzɪə/

Definition of Melanesia in English:

A region of the western Pacific to the south of Micronesia and west of Polynesia. It contains the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, and the intervening islands.


From Greek melas 'black' + nēsos 'island'.

Words that rhyme with Melanesia

Micronesia, Polynesia
Definition of Melanesia in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources