oceanica

Oceania

[oh-shee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh]
noun
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. About 3,450,000 sq. mi. (8,935,500 sq. km).
Also, Oceanica [oh-shee-an-i-kuh] .

Oceanian, adjective, noun
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Oceania (ˌəʊʃɪˈɑːnɪə)
 
n
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia: sometimes also including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago

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Oceania
"southern Pacific island and Australia, conceived as a continent," 1849, Mod.L., from Fr. Océanie (c.1812). Apparently coined by Dan. geographer Conrad Malte-Brun (1755-1826). Earlier in Eng. as Oceanica (1832).
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