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 4 added 47 characters in body edited Jul 1 '15 at 15:43 Samthere 2,76977 silver badges2828 bronze badges Are they all places in the Pacific Ocean? If each word (or an appropriate variant) is used as a prefix for "esia", you get (more or less) the following: India -> Indonesia (meaning Indian island) Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia (micro is the prefix for $$10^{-6}$$) Many -> Polynesia (poly is a prefix for many) South -> AustralasiaAustronesia (australisaustri is Latin for southernsouth; thanks to the commenters for puzzling this one out!) Are they all places in the Pacific Ocean? If each word (or an appropriate variant) is used as a prefix for "esia", you get (more or less) the following: India -> Indonesia (meaning Indian island) Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia (micro is the prefix for $$10^{-6}$$) Many -> Polynesia (poly is a prefix for many) South -> Australasia (australis is Latin for southern) Are they all places in the Pacific Ocean? If each word (or an appropriate variant) is used as a prefix for "esia", you get (more or less) the following: India -> Indonesia (meaning Indian island) Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia (micro is the prefix for $$10^{-6}$$) Many -> Polynesia (poly is a prefix for many) South -> Austronesia (austri is Latin for south; thanks to the commenters for puzzling this one out!) 3 answers! edited Jul 1 '15 at 13:19 Samthere 2,76977 silver badges2828 bronze badges A little bit of a stretch, but couldAre they all have something to do with places in the Pacific Ocean? If each word (or an appropriate variant) is used as a prefix for "esia", you get (more or less) the following: India -> Indonesia (meaning Indian island) Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia (micro is the prefix for $$10^{-6}$$) Many -> Polynesia  (poly is a prefix for many) The last couple don't really follow the same process, but New Zealand have the All Blacks South -> Australasia (rugby teamaustralis is Latin for southern) and there's South Australia. A little bit of a stretch, but could they all have something to do with places in the Pacific Ocean? India -> Indonesia Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia Many -> Polynesia  The last couple don't really follow the same process, but New Zealand have the All Blacks (rugby team) and there's South Australia. Are they all places in the Pacific Ocean? If each word (or an appropriate variant) is used as a prefix for "esia", you get (more or less) the following: India -> Indonesia (meaning Indian island) Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia (micro is the prefix for $$10^{-6}$$) Many -> Polynesia (poly is a prefix for many) South -> Australasia (australis is Latin for southern) 2 udpated with black! edited Jul 1 '15 at 13:05 Samthere 2,76977 silver badges2828 bronze badges A little bit of a stretch, but could they all have something to do with places in the Pacific Ocean? India -> Indonesia Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia Many -> Polynesia    The last couple don't really follow the same process, but New Zealand have the All Blacks (rugby team) and there's South Australia. A little bit of a stretch, but could they all have something to do with places in the Pacific Ocean? India -> Indonesia $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia Many -> Polynesia  The last couple don't really follow the same process, but New Zealand have the All Blacks (rugby team) and there's South Australia. A little bit of a stretch, but could they all have something to do with places in the Pacific Ocean? India -> Indonesia Black -> Melanesia (melan is a prefix for dark or black) $$10^{-6}$$ -> Micronesia Many -> Polynesia  The last couple don't really follow the same process, but New Zealand have the All Blacks (rugby team) and there's South Australia. 1 answered Jul 1 '15 at 13:00 Samthere 2,76977 silver badges2828 bronze badges