1. the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
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  • What are the most inclusive linguistic groupings, the “linguistic stocks, ” and what is the distribution of each (e.g., the Hamitic languages of northern Africa, the Bantu languages of the south; the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia)? Chapter 10. Language, Race and Culture
  • Within the Pacific Islands region are the subregions of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia.
  • Both performances drew heavily on Melanesian sounds - interspersed with high energy chanting, drumming and dancing.
  • This book is an important contribution to Melanesian ethnography and anthropology.
  • This anthropological synthesis of syncretism and Melanesian partible personhood thus constitutes an extension of the new Melanesian ethnography toward the analysis of recent historical and religious change in the Pacific.
  • That there has been a slight Melanesian drift in the period of the northwest monsoon, is also evident. MAUKI
  • The Hula and the Motu are only two of many Melanesian societies that have been Christianised for more than a century and we have seen here the problematic engagement of Christianity in the matters of history and tradition.
  • Kai-kai is the Polynesian for food, meat, eating, and to eat; but it would be hard to say whether it was introduced into Melanesia by the sandalwood traders or by the Polynesian westward drift. "Too Much" English
  • But historical baggage, particularly over predominantly Melanesian Timor and Papua, fears of Islam and negative media attitudes on both sides, will keep the two more distant than they should be.
  • While the Koita belong to the Papuan stock and speak a Papuan language, most of the men understand the Motu tongue, which is one of the Melanesian family. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) The Belief Among the Aborigines of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia
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