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Indo-Pacific

[ in-doh-puh-sif-ik ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans off the coast of southeast Asia.


noun

  1. a proposed linguistic family including all the non-Austronesian languages of the Pacific peoples.

Indo-Pacific

adjective

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


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Indo-Pacific1

First recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

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

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

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

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

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

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