Malayo-Polynesian

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Ma·lay·o-Pol·y·ne·sian

 (mə-lā′ō-pŏl′ə-nē′zhən)
n.
A subgroup of the Austronesian language family.

Ma·lay′o-Pol′y·ne′sian adj.

Malayo-Polynesian

n
(Languages) Also called: Austronesian a family of languages extending from Madagascar to the central Pacific, including Malagasy, Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, and Polynesian. See also Austro-Asiatic
adj
(Languages) of or relating to this family of languages
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Noun1.Malayo-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.Malayo-Polynesian - of or relating to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languagesMalayo-Polynesian - of or relating to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages