Definition of Malayo-Polynesian in English:

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Malayo-Polynesian

noun

Another term for Austronesian.
Example sentences
  • The Malagasy language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages.
  • Seven Austronesian languages are spoken, all of which belong to the Malayic Malayo-Polynesian group.
  • Until the sixteenth century, Taiwan was primarily inhabited by its native Malayo-Polynesian population.

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