The Melanesian populations of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, etc. are small, but speak an astonishing variety of languages. Thus 0.26% of the world's population speak 22.4% of the languages listed in the Ethnologue!
-- Patrick Johnstone, "Affinity Blocs and People Clusters", in Mission Frontiers, March-April 2007, p. 12
Australian Aborigine; Fiji; Micronesian; New Caledonia; New Guinea; Other Pacific Islanders; Polynesian; Solomons; Vanuatu
Countries where they are found:
Australia; Canada; Chile; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; India; Indonesia; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Pitcairn Islands; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; United States; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna
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