Definition of Polynesia in English:

Polynesia

proper noun

  • A region of the central Pacific Ocean that lies east of Micronesia and Melanesia and contains the easternmost of the three large 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

/ˌpäləˈnēZHə/