Polynesian


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Pol·y·ne·sian

 (pŏl′ə-nē′zhən)
adj.
Of or relating to Polynesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Polynesia.
2. A subfamily of the Austronesian language family spoken in Polynesia.

Polynesian

(ˌpɒlɪˈniːʒən; -ʒɪən)
adj
(Languages) of or relating to Polynesia, its people, or any of their languages
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the people that inhabit Polynesia, generally of Caucasoid features with light skin and wavy hair
2. (Languages) a branch of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages, including Māori and Hawaiian and a number of other closely related languages of the S and central Pacific

Pol•y•ne•sian

(ˌpɒl əˈni ʒən, -ʃən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Polynesia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
n.
2. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia.
3. the languages of the Polynesians, constituting a relatively homogeneous subgroup within the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian family.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Polynesian - a native or inhabitant of PolynesiaPolynesian - a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
Fijian - a native or inhabitant of Fiji
Samoan - a native or inhabitant of the Samoan Islands
Tahitian - a native or inhabitant of Tahiti
Tongan - a Polynesian native or inhabitant of Tonga
2.Polynesian - the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
Austronesian language, Austronesian - the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic - an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Tongan - the Polynesian language spoken by the Tongan people
Western Malayo-Polynesian - a western subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Adj.1.Polynesian - of or relating to Polynesia or its people or culture
Translations
Polynésanpolynéskýpolynéština
polynesierpolynesisk
polynesialainenpolynesian kieli
Polinežaninpolinezijski
ポリネシアのポリネシア人ポリネシア語
폴리네시아 사람폴리네시아어폴리네시아의
polynesierpolynesiskpolynesiska
เกี่ยวกับหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้ชาวหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้ภาษาของหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้
người Polynesiathuộc quần đảo/người/tiếng Polynesiatiếng Polynesia

Polynesian

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːzɪən]
A. ADJpolinesio
B. Npolinesio/a m/f

Polynesian

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːziən]
adjpolynésien(ne)
nPolynésien(ne) m/f

Polynesian

adjpolynesisch
n
Polynesier(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Polynesisch nt

Polynesian

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːʒən] adj & npolinesiano/a

Polynesian

اللُّغَةُ البُولِينِيسِيَّة, بُولِينِيسِيّ Polynésan, polynéský, polynéština polynesier, polynesisk Polynesier, Polynesisch Πολυνησιακά, πολυνησιακός, Πολυνήσιος polinesio polynesialainen, polynesian kieli polynésien Polinežanin, polinezijski polinesiano ポリネシアの, ポリネシア人, ポリネシア語 폴리네시아 사람, 폴리네시아어, 폴리네시아의 Polynesiër, Polynesisch polynesier, polynesisk język polinezyjski, Polinezyjczyk, polinezyjski polinésio группа полинезийских языков, полинезиец, полинезийский polynesier, polynesisk, polynesiska เกี่ยวกับหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้, ชาวหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้, ภาษาของหมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกใต้ Polonezce, Polonezya, Polonezyalı người Polynesia, thuộc quần đảo/người/tiếng Polynesia, tiếng Polynesia 伯利尼西亚人, 伯利尼西亚的, 伯利尼西亚语
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On the quarter-deck, the mates and harpooneers were dancing with the olive-hued girls who had eloped with them from the Polynesian Isles; while suspended in an ornamented boat, firmly secured aloft between the foremast and mainmast, three Long Island negroes, with glittering fiddle-bows of whale ivory, were presiding over the hilarious jig.
In the Polynesian words used in this volume,--except in those cases where the spelling has been previously determined by others,--that form of orthography has been employed, which might be supposed most easily to convey their sound to a stranger.
To be sure, there was no second velvet bag; but I replaced my stick with another quite like it, and I even found an empty cartridge to understudy the setting of the Polynesian pearl.
With its jagged outline it is like a Monseratt of the Pacific, and you may imagine that there Polynesian knights guard with strange rites mysteries unholy for men to know.
Her assumption of equality with him was disconcerting, and at times he half-consciously resented the impudence and bizarreness of her intrusion upon him--rising out of the sea in a howling nor'wester, fresh from poking her revolver under Ericson's nose, protected by her gang of huge Polynesian sailors, and settling down in Berande like any shipwrecked sailor.
No dark-skinned human, whether Malay, Japanese, or Polynesian, could land on her shore without putting into the Government's hand a cash security of one hundred pounds.
Tambo is Melanesian for taboo, and is first cousin to that Polynesian word.
It is an atoll, while the Solomons are high islands; and its people and language are Polynesian, while the inhabitants of the Solomons are Melanesian.
One of my Polynesian sailors lay at death's door with blackwater fever.
Generously molded on Polynesian lines, huge-bodied and heavy-muscled, they were nevertheless like so many children, laughing merrily at little things, their eager black eyes flashing in the lantern light as their big bodies swayed to the heave and roll of the ship.
For she was Polynesian, glowing, golden, lovely and lovable, royal Polynesian.
For the gift was a pearl of price unparalleled, picked aforetime by British cutlasses from a Polynesian setting, and presented by British royalty to the sovereign who seized this opportunity of restoring it to its original possessor.