Australasia definitions

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The islands of the southern Pacific Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.
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Broadly, all of Oceania.
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Generally, the islands of the SW Pacific.
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Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, the Malay Archipelago, and all islands south of the equator and between E longitudes 100 and 180
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Oceania.
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Australia and the Far East.
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Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands.
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All of Oceania.
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Origin of australasia

The name was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes 1756. He derived it from the Latin for “south of Asia