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The islands of the Pacific Ocean, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
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(Placename) the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia
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Aus•tro•ne•sia(ˌɔ stroʊˈni ʒə, -ʃə)
the islands of the central and S Pacific.
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|Noun||1.||Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)|
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
Micronesia - the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
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