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Melanesia

Melanesia (mĕlənē´zhə, –shə), one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in the SW Pacific Ocean, NE of Australia and S of the equator. Melanesia includes the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, and Fiji. New Guinea is sometimes included in Melanesia. The Melanesians are largely of Australoid stock; they speak Malayo-Polynesian languages.

See study by H. C. Brookfield and D. Hart (1971).

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Melanesia Collective term for a number of island groups in the w Pacific Ocean, generally s of the Equator, w of the International Date Line, n and e of Australia. It includes the Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, and the Tonga group. Melanesia is one of the subdivisions of Oceania. The others are Polynesia and Micronesia.

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