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Micronesian

Line breaks: Micro|nes¦ian
Pronunciation: /mʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈniːzj(ə)n
 
, -ʒ(ə)n/

Definition of Micronesian in English:

adjective

Relating to Micronesia, its people, or their languages.
Example sentences
  • In this very large family there are more than a thousand languages - including Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian languages and others as far north as Formosa, but not the Papuan languages of New Guinea.
  • Yes, Sydney train stations were crawling with cops after information on four Micronesian men with - wait for it - bags!
  • Who could forget Jim Bolger and Cook Islands Premier Geoffrey Henry singing ‘Danny Boy’ under a Micronesian moon, or Bob Hawke savaging the media while wife Hazel sat calmly knitting among the reporters?

noun

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1A native of Micronesia.
Example sentences
  • The island populations of the Pacific Ocean have historically been divided, on the basis of geography and culture, into Polynesians, Micronesians, and Melanesians.
  • Not because I love Americans, but simply because I don't hate Americans, like I don't hate the French, Canadians, Brits, Saudis, Jordanians, Micronesians, etc.
  • A true test of presidency would be to champion the right to self-determination of Puerto Ricans, Filipinos, Micronesians, Samoans, and others directly affected by American imperial policies.
2 [mass noun] The group of Austronesian languages spoken in Micronesia.

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