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Of or relating to Micronesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
1. A member of any of the peoples inhabiting Micronesia.
2. A subfamily of the Austronesian language family that includes the languages of Micronesia.
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(Languages) of or relating to Micronesia, its inhabitants, or their languages
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Micronesia, more akin to the Polynesians than the Melanesians, but having Mongoloid traces
2. (Languages) a group of languages spoken in Micronesia, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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(ˌmaɪ krəˈni ʒən, -ʃən)

1. of or pertaining to Micronesia or its inhabitants.
2. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Micronesia.
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As with other Melanesian, Polynesian, and Micronesian dance forms, missions played a dramatic role in altering and often erases the knowledge and memory of much Fijian dance.
The Lapita were a prehistoric Pacific Ocean people from 1600 BC to 500 BC, ancestors of the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian cultures.
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The POEA imposed the ban last month after Micronesian authorities still refused to heed the concerns of OFWs, who allegedly suffered unfair labor practice of the Chuuk State Hospital.
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