Melanesian Race

Melanesian Race

 

a branch of the large Equatorial (Negro-Australoid) race. Its members have dark skin, eyes, and hair, frizzy hair, broad noses, thick lips, and marked brow ridges. The race includes four groups: the Negritos, Melanesians, New Caledonians, and Papuans. Representatives of the Melanesian race inhabit the islands of New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, the New Hebrides, and the Loyalty Islands.

References in classic literature ?
In this the ancient was in nowise unlike the rest of his dark- skinned Melanesian race.
According to Marijan the appointment of Indonesia to host the Melanesian Festival was due to the facts that Indonesia has 80 percent of Melanesian race living in the world, Marijan pointed out.
He said Indonesia's provinces mostly inhabited by the Melanesian race were Papua, West Papua, North Maluku, Maluku, East Nusa Tengggara and Southeast Sulawesi.