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Oceania

John Everett-Heath

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Fourth edition


Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191866326

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A collective name for more than 10 000 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Traditionally, it is divided into Australasia (Australia and New Zealand), Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. It is generally accepted that Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the islands north of Japan (the Kurils and Aleutians) are excluded. The name was proposed in ...

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Subjects: Names Studies

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