Definition of Melanesia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmeləˈnēZHə/
A region in the western Pacific Ocean, south of Micronesia and west of Polynesia. Its area includes the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Fiji.


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

Words that rhyme with Melanesia

Micronesia, Polynesia

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Syllabification: Mel·a·ne·sia

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