Definition of Oceania
1. Noun. A large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago).
Terms within: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Generic synonyms: Archipelago
Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Definition of Oceania
1. Proper noun. A geographical region composed of many islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) plus Australasia. It is located between Asia, Antarctica and the Americas. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oceania
Literary usage of Oceania
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Health Information for International Travel (1994) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"oceania Australia, New Zealand and the Antarctic. In Australia the mainland has tropical monsoon forests in the north and east, dry tropical forests, ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The whole of oceania had at first been entrusted by the Propaganda to the Society of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (1825); but the territory proving ..."
3. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Advisability of Quarantining Asia, Japan, Philippine Islands and oceania on Account of Dangerous Plant Diseases and ..."
4. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1902)
"17), who knew oceania and the Malays well, wrote thus:—"The Malays, who are established in almost all the islands of Western oceania, seem to belong at once ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... iii oceania arose over the Samoan ... in oceania. In general, the German islands north of the equator were ..."
6. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore (1916)
"INTRODUCTION myths and tales in this volume have been gathered Jl from all parts of oceania, and it may be wise, therefore, at the outset to indicate just ..."