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Polynesia

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many) + νῆσος (nêsos, island); according to Moon Handbooks Tahiti, "the term Polynesia was coined by Charles de Brosses in 1756 and applied to all the Pacific islands. The present restricted use was proposed by Dumont d'Urville during a famous lecture at the Geographical Society in Paris in 1831."

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Proper nounEdit

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Polynesia

  1. Part of Oceania including Easter Island, Hawaii, New Zealand, and most of the islands between them.

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Polynesia

  1. Polynesia

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LatinEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Polynesia f (genitive Polynesiae); first declension

  1. Polynesia

InflectionEdit

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Polynesia
genitive Polynesiae
dative Polynesiae
accusative Polynesiam
ablative Polynesiā
vocative Polynesia
locative Polynesiae