melanesian melanesian  /ˌmɛ lə ˈni ʒən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to Melanesia or its people or culture

News

  • Episcopalians on prayer: ‘just pray’

    People pray Aug. 3, 2008, in Canterbury Cathedral’s Chapel of Saints and Martyrs of Our Own Time after the names of seven Melanesian Brothers had been installed in the chapel. After working in the Solomon Islands to get supplies to innocents trapped by ethnic conflict, negotiating the release of hostages and search for the missing, injured and dead, the men were killed in 2003 by a militant ...
    on January 9, 2014     Source: Worldwide Faith News

Quotes

  1. "In parts of the Pacific, pockets of absolute poverty are growing. The socio-economic indicators of some Melanesian countries are almost on a par with those of sub-Saharan Africa," said Winston Peters, adding that "there are no quick fixes."
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Winston Peters Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Well it is one of our neighbors and us Melanesian countries, we always work together with the Solomons. And we hope that with the new Prime Minister, we will work more co-operatively together, and we don't have any problem with the Solomons,"...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Ham Lini Source: Xinhua

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