Micronesian
noun Date: 1847 1. a native or inhabitant of Micronesia 2. a group of Austronesian languages spoken in the Micronesian islands • Micronesian adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Micronesian — may refer to: Something of, from, or related to Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania composed of hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean Something of, from, or related to the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation located in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Micronesian — Mi cro*ne sian, a. [From Micronesia, fr. Gr. mikro s small + nh^sos an island.] Of or pertaining to Micronesia, a collective designation of the islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, embracing the Marshall and Gilbert groups, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micronesian — [mī΄krə nēzhən, mī΄krə nēshən] adj. of Micronesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures n. 1. a person born or living in Micronesia 2. the group of Austronesian languages spoken in Micronesia …   English World dictionary

  • Micronesian — Micronesians Mi cro*ne sians, n. pl.; sing. {Micronesian}. (Ethnol.) A dark race inhabiting the Micronesian Islands. They are supposed to be a mixed race, derived from Polynesians and Papuans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micronesian — 1. noun A person from Micronesia or of Micronesian descent. 2. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Micronesia or the Micronesian people …   Wiktionary

  • Micronesian — /maɪkrəˈniʒən / (say muykruh neezhuhn) adjective 1. of Micronesia, its inhabitants, or their languages. –noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Micronesia. 3. any of the Austronesian languages or dialects spoken in the Micronesian islands …   Australian English dictionary

  • Micronesian — /muy kreuh nee zheuhn, sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Micronesia, its inhabitants, or their languages. n. 2. a native of Micronesia. 3. the Malayo Polynesian languages of Micronesia, taken collectively. [MICRONESI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Micronesian — n. resident of Micronesia (island group in north Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines, that includes the Marshall, Caroline, and Mariana Islands) adj. of or pertaining to Micronesia (island group in north Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Micronesian — noun 1》 a native of Micronesia, an island group in the western Pacific. 2》 the group of Austronesian languages spoken in Micronesia. adjective relating to Micronesia …   English new terms dictionary

  • micronesian — mi·cro·ne·sian …   English syllables

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