[mel-uh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌmɛl əˈni ʒən, -ʃən/
of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their languages.
a member of any of the native peoples inhabiting .
the Austronesian languages of , taken collectively.
of or relating to Melanesia, its people, or their languages
a native or inhabitant of Melanesia: generally Negroid with frizzy hair and small stature
a group or branch of languages spoken in Melanesia, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
See also Neo-Melanesian
1840, from Melanesia + -ian.
noun 1. .
[mey-lahnzh, -lahnj] /meɪˈlɑ̃ʒ, -ˈlɑndʒ/ noun, plural mélanges [mey-lahnzh, -lahn-jiz] /meɪˈlɑ̃ʒ, -ˈlɑn dʒɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a mixture; medley. /meɪˈlɑːnʒ/ noun 1. a mixture; confusion 2. (geology) a totally disordered mixture of rocks of different shapes, sizes, ages, and origins n. 1650s, from French mélange (15c.), from mêler “to mix, mingle,” from Old French mesler (see […]
[muh-lan-ik] /məˈlæn ɪk/ adjective 1. Pathology. . 2. of or relating to melanism. /məˈlænɪk/ adjective 1. relating to melanism or melanosis melanic me·lan·ic (mə-lān’ĭk) adj.
[mel-uh-nee] /ˈmɛl ə ni/ noun 1. a female given name.