Oceania

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geographical name Oce·a·nia \ ˌō-shē-ˈa-nē-ə , -ˈā- \

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.

Oceanian

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