Definition of Austronesia

1. Noun. Islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia).

Terms within: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic Of Indonesia
Geographical relationships: Polynesia
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Member holonyms: Austronesian
Derivative terms: Austronesian



Definition of Austronesia

1. Proper noun. The Pacific islands of Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia considered as a group. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Austronesia

Austria
Austria-Hungary
Austrian
Austrian German
Austrian capital
Austrian monetary unit
Austrian schilling
Austrian winter pea
Austrianness
Austrians
Austro-
Austro-Asiatic
Austro-Hungarian
Austrocedrus
Austrocedrus chilensis
Austronesia (current term)
Austronesian
Austronesian language
Austronesianist
Austronesianists
Austronesians
Austrophobe
Austrophobes
Austroslavism
Austrotaxus
Austrotaxus spicata
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Literary usage of Austronesia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1911)
"These last mentioned languages, spoken on the Assam Peninsula, Schmidt has shown to be a connecting link between the people of Central Asia and Austronesia. ..."

2. Where the Strange Trails Go Down by Edward Alexander Powell (1921)
"The thousands of islands, islets, and atolls which comprise Netherlands India—the proper etymological name of the archipelago is Austronesia—are scattered ..."

3. Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi by David E. Henley (2000)
"Balinese Women In Austronesia. gender roles are quite remarkable. Despite widespread observation of defilement laws, which require the segregation of men ..."

4. Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific by Ward Hunt Goodenough (1996)
"Proto-Austronesian and Old Chinese Evidence for Sino- Austronesia. OL. 33: 271-308 SAHLINS, M. 1981. The stranger king; or, Dumézil among the Fijians. ..."

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