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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Polynesia mean? 

  The noun POLYNESIA has 1 sense:

1. the islands in the eastern part of Oceania

  Familiarity information: POLYNESIA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The islands in the eastern part of Oceania

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

archipelago (a group of many islands in a large body of water)

Meronyms (parts of "Polynesia"):

French Oceania; French Polynesia (a French overseas possession in the South Pacific)

Samoa; Samoan Islands (a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop)

Friendly Islands; Kingdom of Tonga; Tonga (a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970)

Hawaiian Islands; Sandwich Islands (a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific)

Meronyms (members of "Polynesia"):

Polynesian (a native or inhabitant of Polynesia)

Domain member region:

taboo; tabu (a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature)

kava; kavakava (an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub)

Austronesia (islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia))

Holonyms ("Polynesia" is a part of...):

Oceania; Oceanica (a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago))

Austronesia (islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia))

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