- n a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
- n the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
- a of or relating to or characteristic of Austronesia or its people or culture
- Chen Shui-bian in Taipei Times
Aborigines in Taiwan are a branch of the Austronesian family. Studies by various academics even conclude that Taiwan may be the place where all Austronesian peoples originated,Chen said.