Austronesian

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Austronesisch; coined by Wilhelm Schmidt. From Latin austro- (southern) + Ancient Greek νῆσος (nêsos, island).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɔːs.tɹoʊˈniː.ʒən/

AdjectiveEdit

Austronesian (comparative more Austronesian, superlative most Austronesian)

  1. Pertaining to the Austronesian language family, as an Austronesian language.
  2. Of or pertaining to Austronesia.

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NounEdit

Austronesian (plural Austronesians)

  1. A speaker of an Austronesian language, especially a member of the ancient maritime culture that spread Austronesian languages across the Pacific from Taiwan.

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