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Malayo-Polynesian

[ muh-ley-oh-pol-uh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ məˈleɪ oʊˌpɒl əˈni ʒən, -ʃən /
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noun, adjective
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Malayo-Polynesian

noun
Also called: Austronesian a family of languages extending from Madagascar to the central Pacific, including Malagasy, Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, and PolynesianSee also Austro-Asiatic
adjective
of or relating to this family of languages
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