Definition of Oceania
the lands of the central and southern Pacific Ocean including Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia (including New Zealand)
Note: Some people also consider Australia and the Malay Archipelago to be part of Oceania.
incapable of being surmounted or overcome
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