- of or relating to the areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of SE Asia.
- a proposed linguistic family including all the non-Austronesian languages of the Pacific.
Origin of Indo-Pacific
First recorded in 1875–80
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The Indo-Pacific region is by far the most extensive of all.Principles of Geology
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.
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.
- of or relating to the region of the Indian and W Pacific Oceans off the coast of SE Asia
- 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