Oceania[ō′s̸hē an′ē ə]
islands in the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, & Polynesia (incl. New Zealand) &, sometimes, Australia & the Malay Archipelago
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- Oceanian adjective, noun
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The islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to encompass Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.
- Oˌce·anˈi·an adjective & n.