australasian

Australasia

[aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh]
noun
Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.

Origin:
Austral(ia) + Asia

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

Australasian (ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Australasia
 
adj
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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