What is Oceania?

  • (noun): A large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago).
    Synonyms: Oceanica

Oceania

Oceania ( /ˌəʊʃɪˈɑːnɪə/ or /ˌəʊsɪˈɑːnɪə/) is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Opinions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific (ethnologically divided into the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago. The term is sometimes used more specifically to denote a continent comprising Australia and proximate islands, or biogeographically as a synonym for either the Australasian ecozone (Wallacea and Australasia) or the Pacific ecozone (Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia apart either from New Zealand or from mainland New Guinea).

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2008 Oceania Swimming Championships
... The 2008 Oceania Swimming Championships were held in New Zealand and featured competition in swimming, open water swimming and synchronized swimming ... It was the 7th Oceania Swimming Championships and second time that New Zealand hosted the event after playing host to the 2000 Championships ... Twelve of the 13 federated members of the Oceania Swimming Association competed with the Northern Mariana Islands the only member not to send any swimmers ...
Hate Week - Plot Summary
... During one particular Hate Week, Oceania switched allies while a public speaker is in the middle of a sentence, though the disruption was minimal the posters against the previous enemy were ... All members of Oceania must show appropriate enthusiasm during Hate Week as well as the Two Minutes Hate, ensuring that they are very against the opposing party and still very much allied with Big Brother ... to make atrocity pamphlets (falsified reports of atrocities committed by Oceania's enemies against her) designed to stimulate Oceania's populace further into enraged ...
Oceania - Sport - Association Football (soccer)
... The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of six association football confederations under the auspices of FIFA, the international governing body of the ... Currently, Vanuatu is the only country in Oceania to call football (soccer) its national sport ... Oceania has been represented at four World Cup finals tournaments — Australia in 1974, 2006 and 2010, and New Zealand in 1982 and 2010 ...