Polynesia


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Pol·y·ne·sia

 (pŏl′ə-nē′zhə)
A division of Oceania including scattered islands of the central and southern Pacific Ocean roughly between New Zealand, Hawaii, and Easter Island. The larger islands are volcanic, the smaller ones generally coral formations.
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Polynesia

(ˌpɒlɪˈniːʒə; -ʒɪə)
n
(Placename) one of the three divisions of islands in the Pacific, the others being Melanesia and Micronesia: includes Samoa, Society, Marquesas, Mangareva, Tuamotu, Cook, and Tubuai Islands, and Tonga
[C18: via French from poly- + Greek nēsos island]
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Pol•y•ne•sia

(ˌpɒl əˈni ʒə, -ʃə)

n.
one of the three principal divisions of Oceania, comprising those island groups in the Pacific lying E of Melanesia and Micronesia and extending from the Hawaiian Islands S to New Zealand.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of OceaniaPolynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
taboo, tabu - a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
kava, kavakava - an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
Oceania, Oceanica - a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
Samoan Islands, Samoa - a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop
Friendly Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga - a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
Polynesian - a native or inhabitant of Polynesia
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Translations
Polynésie
Polynesien
Polynesia
Polinezija
ポリネシア
폴리네시아
Polynesien
Quần đảo Polynesia

Polynesia

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːzɪə] NPolinesia f
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Polynesia

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːziə] nPolynésie f
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Polynesia

nPolynesien nt
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Polynesia

[ˌpɒlɪˈniːzɪə] nPolinesia
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Polynesia

بُولِينِسْيَا Polynésie Polynesien Polynesien Πολυνησία Polinesia Polynesia Polynésie Polinezija Polinesia ポリネシア 폴리네시아 Polynesië Polynesia Polinezja Polinésia Полинезия Polynesien หมู่เกาะในมหาสมุทรแปซิฟิกได้แก่ ฮาวาย ซามัวร์และหมู่เกาะคุก Polonezya Adaları Quần đảo Polynesia 伯利尼西亚
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References in classic literature ?
Polynesia, for instance, is natural from first to last.
The uncounted isles of all Polynesia confess the same truth, and do commercial homage to the whale-ship, that cleared the way for the missionary and the merchant, and in many cases carried the primitive missionaries to their first destinations.
I may here remark by the way--what I subsequently gleamed--that all the islands of Polynesia enjoy the reputation, in common with the Hibernian isle, of being free from the presence of any vipers; though whether Saint Patrick ever visited them, is a question I shall not attempt to decide.
On this board thirsty strangers deposited their cups as they stood in the road and drank, and threw the dregs on the dusty ground to the pattern of Polynesia, and wished they could have a restful seat inside.
Ethnographically it belongs to Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, because all the breeds of the South Pacific have gravitated to it by canoe-drift and intricately, degeneratively, and amazingly interbred.
We may look to the wide extent of the Americas, Polynesia, the Cape of Good Hope, and Australia, and we find the same result.
The golden strain of Polynesia betrayed itself in the sun-gilt of his fair skin and cast up golden sheens and lights through the glimmering blue of his eyes.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: French Polynesia Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019-2025
French Polynesia in the South Pacific is among five regions to have submitted a bid to host surfing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the Organizing Committee has announced.
However, the eclipse will be visible from South-East of Mutuaura Island of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean to South-East of Muruqu town of Bolivia.
DuRietz, Daniel Djurberg and 'Polynesia': Some notes on Australia and Oceania in Swedish and German cartography 1772-1831 Banksia, vol.