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Indo-Pacific

[in-doh-puh-sif-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of SE Asia.
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noun
  1. a proposed linguistic family including all the non-Austronesian languages of the Pacific.
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Origin of Indo-Pacific

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • The Indo-Pacific region is by far the most extensive of all.

    Principles of Geology

    Charles Lyell

  • The fish-fauna of the Indo-Pacific is much richer than that of the Atlantic, both as regards genera and species.

  • It is true, however, that in the Indo-Pacific area we are more or less in the suburbs of the world.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard

  • There are about three hundred and fifty species known, mostly tropical and Indo-Pacific in distribution.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The women of the Indo-Pacific area belong to certain great classes or groups of humanity.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard


British Dictionary definitions for indo-pacific

Indo-Pacific

adjective
  1. of or relating to the region of the Indian and W Pacific Oceans off the coast of SE Asia
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noun
  1. a hypothetical family of languages relating the languages of New Guinea other than Malayo-Polynesian. Tentative affiliations with Malayo-Polynesian or Australian languages have been suggested
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