Mi"cro*ne"sian (?), a. [From Micronesia, fr. Gr. small + an island.]

Of or pertaining to Micronesia, a collective designation of the islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, embracing the Marshall and Gilbert groups, the Ladrones, the Carolines, etc.


© Webster 1913.

Mi`cro*ne"sians (?), n. pl.; sing. Micronesian. Ethnol.

A dark race inhabiting the Micronesian Islands. They are supposed to be a mixed race, derived from Polynesians and Papuans.


© Webster 1913.

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