Definition of Polynesia in English:

Polynesia

proper noun

  • A region of the central Pacific, lying to the east of Micronesia and Melanesia and containing the easternmost of the three great groups of Pacific islands, including Hawaii, the Marquesas Islands, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia.

Origin

From poly- ‘many’ + Greek nēsos island.

Pronunciation:

Polynesia

/ˌpɒlɪˈniːʒə//ˌpɒlɪˈniːzɪə/