Located in Oceania, Melanesia has five countries territories namely Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Most of the languages of the region are members of the Austronesian language family or one of the numerous Papuan languages.
Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
It was French navigator Jules Dumont d’Urville who first used the name Melanesia in 1832. Here is the 2021 list of the five most handsome living men of Melanesian descent, born in the Oceanian region or residing in the region:
#5. Bertrand Kaï (New Caledonia)
#4. Brian Kaltak (Vanuatu)
#3. Blanc.O (Solomon Islands)
#2. Nemani Nadolo (Fiji)