geographical name

Oce·​a·​nia ˌō-shē-ˈa-nē-ə How to pronounce Oceania (audio)
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 adjective or noun

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“Oceania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oceania. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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