Definition of Oceanica
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oceanica
Literary usage of Oceanica
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essays on the Progress of Nations in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"Origin and History of the Peoples of oceanica, and of their Civilization. All the islands of oceanica were inhabited by man, when first discovered by ..."
2. An Easy Introduction to the Study of Geography: Designed for the Instruction by Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1843)
"This division contains the chief part of the land surface of oceanica. The land is about equal, in extent, to Europe, but the population is very small. ..."
3. Error's Chains: How Forged and Broken. A Complete, Graphic, and Comparative by Frank Stockton Dobbins, Samuel Wells Williams, Isaac Hollister Hall (1883)
"These oceanica Negroes live mainly in New Guinea. ... The second, the Malayo-Polynesians, are the brown or copper-colored race of oceanica. ..."
4. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"BOOK THE first country which oceanica presents, as we proceed xiv. eastward from the Indian Ocean, is the great island of Su- ..."
5. Peter Parley's Universal History on the Basis of Geography by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1886)
"About oceanica.—The Malaysian Islands. 1. HAVING now related the history of Asia, ... There are three divisions of oceanica. Those islands which lie in the ..."