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Melanesia

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

The geographical region of Melanesia lies in the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and south of the equator, comprising New Guinea, New Ireland, New Britain, Manus (formerly...

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Melanesia

Adrienne L. Kaeppler.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1087 words.

The geographical region of Melanesia lies in the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and south of the

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Melanesia

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

The geographical region of Melanesia lies in the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and south of the equator, comprising New Guinea, New Ireland, New Britain, Manus (formerly...

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Melanesia

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art. 94 words.

Conventional geographic and cultural division of the South Pacific Ocean, comprising a group of islands with a total land area of 966,975 sq. km, lying north-east of Australia,...

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Melanesia

in Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 39 words.

A region of Oceania in the west Pacific to the south of Micronesia and west of Polynesia. It contains the

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Melanesia

Barbara B. Smith, Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Artur Simon, Don Niles, Hugo Zemp, Jane Mink Rossen, Mervyn McLean, Peter Crowe, Derek A. Rawcliffe, Jean-Michel Beaudet and Kaye Glamuzina.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 24433 words.

Conventional geographic and cultural division of the South Pacific Ocean, comprising a group of islands with a total land area of 966,975 km², lying north-east of Australia. With Micronesia...

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Melanesia

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 65 words.

• Antakya • Britannia, lasagne • Katya • Vanya • Kenya, Mantegna, Sardegna, tenure • failure • Montagna

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Melanesia

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 65 words.

• Antakya • Britannia, lasagne • Katya • Vanya • Kenya, Mantegna, Sardegna, tenure • failure • Montagna

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Melanesia

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 3 words.

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Melanesia

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 50 words.

Group of islands in the south-west Pacific running from New Guinea in the west to Fiji in the east. The

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Melanesia

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 50 words.

Group of islands in the south-west Pacific running from New Guinea in the west to Fiji in the east. The

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Melanesia

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 4 words.

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Melanesia

Anita Jowitt.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 1100 words.

This ethnogeographic grouping comprises the independent countries of Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea, the Indonesian province

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Melanesia

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 57 words.

Collective term for a number of island groups in the w Pacific Ocean, generally s of the Equator, w of

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Melanesia – Eco-Missiological Issues

Garry W. Trompf.

in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion. 1027 words.

The impact of Christianity on Melanesia has been immense, over 90 percent of its population identifying with one denomination or

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Melanesia – Eco-Missiological Issues

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The impact of Christianity on Melanesia has been immense, over 90 percent of its population identifying with one denomination or another. Marshaling the moral powers of this universal...

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Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia

Edited by Thomas Gregor and Donald Tuzin.

November 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 402 pages.

One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a...

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Melanesia and Micronesia floral region

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 102 words.

Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) Polynesian subkingdom, within his palaeotropical kingdom, and geographically coinciding with Micronesia (Marianas, Carolines,...

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Melanesia and Micronesia floral region

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) Polynesian subkingdom, within his palaeotropical kingdom, and geographically coinciding with Micronesia (Marianas, Carolines,...

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The Languages of Island Melanesia

Eva Lindström, Angela Terrill, Ger Reesink and Michael Dunn.

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

September 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 16506 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the Papuan and the Oceanic languages (a branch of Austronesian) in Northern Island Melanesia, as well as phenomena arising through contact between these...

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Selwyn, John Richardson (1844–1898), bishop of Melanesia

Ronald Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 690 words.

Selwyn, John Richardson (1844–1898), bishop of Melanesia, the younger son of George Augustus Selwyn (1809–1878), first bishop of New Zealand, and Sarah Harriet (d. 1907), daughter of Sir...

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