Polynesian
Polynesians Pol`y*ne"sians, n. pl.; sing. {Polynesian}. (Ethnol.) The race of men native in Polynesia. [1913 Webster]

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  • Polynesian — Pol y*ne sian, a. Of or pertaining to Polynesia (the islands of the eastern and central Pacific), or to the Polynesians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polynesian — [päl΄i nē′zhən, päl΄i nē′shən] n. 1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia, including the Hawaiians, Tahitians, Samoans, Maoris, Marquesans, Tongans, and other groups 2. a subgroup of the Austronesian language family, consisting… …   English World dictionary

  • Polynesian — noun Date: 1807 1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia 2. a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Polynesia • Polynesian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Polynesian — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to Polynesia, a group of Pacific islands including New Zealand, Hawaii, Samoa, etc. n. 1 a a native of Polynesia. b a person of Polynesian descent. 2 the family of languages including Maori, Hawaiian, and Samoan.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polynesian — /pol euh nee zheuhn, sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Polynesia, its inhabitants, or their languages. n. 2. a member of any of a number of brown skinned peoples, variously classified as to race, of distinctive customs, speaking closely… …   Universalium

  • Polynesian — 1. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Polynesia. 2. noun a) A person from Polynesia. b) A language group spoken by these people …   Wiktionary

  • Polynesian — Pol·y·ne·si·an || ‚pÉ’lɪ niːzjÉ™n n. group of languages spoken in Polynesia n. resident of Polynesia adj. of or from Polynesia, pertaining to Polynesia (group of islands in the Pacific Ocean) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Polynesian — [ˌpɒlɪ ni:ʒ(ə)n, ni:zɪən] noun 1》 a native or inhabitant of Polynesia. 2》 a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Polynesia, including Maori, Hawaiian, and Samoan. adjective relating to Polynesia, its people, or their languages …   English new terms dictionary

  • polynesian — poly·ne·sian …   English syllables

  • Polynesian — Pol•y•ne•sian [[t]ˌpɒl əˈni ʒən, ʃən[/t]] adj. 1) peo of or pertaining to Polynesia, its inhabitants, or their languages 2) peo a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia 3) peo the languages of the Polynesians, constituting a… …   From formal English to slang

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