[ aw-stroh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌɔ stroʊˈni ʒən, -ʃən /
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Also called Malayo-Polynesian. a family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania.
of or relating to Austronesia or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian.
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British Dictionary definitions for Austronesian
/ (ˌɒstrəʊˈniːʒən, -ʃən) /
of or relating to Austronesia, its peoples, or their languages
another name for Malayo-Polynesian
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