an extensive island group in the Indian and Pacific oceans, SE of Asia, including the Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, and the Philippines.
a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between SE Asia and Australia: the largest group of islands in the world; includes over 3000 Indonesian islands, about 7000 islands of the Philippines, and, sometimes, New Guinea
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noun 1. . noun 1. a small, black bear, Ursus (Helarctos) malayanus, of Southeast Asian forests, having a light muzzle and yellow chest markings. noun 1. a small bear, Helarctos malayanus, of tropical forests in S and SE Asia, having a black coat and a yellowish snout and feeding mostly on honey and insects Also […]
[muh-ley-oh-pol-uh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /məˈleɪ oʊˌpɒl əˈni ʒən, -ʃən/ noun, adjective 1. . noun 1. Also called Austronesian. a family of languages extending from Madagascar to the central Pacific, including Malagasy, Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, and Polynesian See also Austro-Asiatic adjective 2. of or relating to this family of languages