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A Fijian mountain warrior, photograph by Francis Herbert Dufty, 1870s.


Melanesians are the dominant inhabitants of Melanesia. Most speak one of the many Papuan languages, though a few groups such as Moluccans, the Motu and Fijianspredominantly speak Austronesian languages. Melanesians occupy islands from Eastern Indonesia to as far east as the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji.[3] Read further on WIKIPEDIA.org here