[mahy-kruh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n]
  1. a native of Micronesia.
  2. the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Micronesia, taken collectively.

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  1. of or relating to Micronesia, its inhabitants, or their languages
  1. a native or inhabitant of Micronesia, more akin to the Polynesians than the Melanesians, but having Mongoloid traces
  2. a group of languages spoken in Micronesia, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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