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Indo-Pacific

[ in-doh-puh-sif-ik ]
/ ˈɪn doʊ pəˈsɪf ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of SE Asia.

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Indo-Pacific

Indo-Pacific

adjective

of or relating to the region of the Indian and W Pacific Oceans off the coast of SE Asia

noun

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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