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Australasia

[aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh] /ˌɔ strəˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.
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Australasian, adjective, noun
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Australasia

/ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə/
noun
1.
Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2.
(loosely) the whole of Oceania

Australasian

/ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Australasia
adjective
2.
of or relating to Australia, New Zealand, and the neighbouring islands
3.
(of organizations) having members in Australia and New Zealand
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