Austronesian: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ô"strō-nē'zhun, -shun), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania.
  1. of or pertaining to Austronesia or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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