See also: Australásia

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French Australasie, coined by French scholar and politician Charles de Brosses in 1756, from the Latin for “south of Asia”.[1]

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  1. Oceania.
  2. Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands.
    Holonym: Oceania

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This is an ambiguous term, whose precise meaning varies considerably depending on its field of use. But it has been used interchangeably with the word Oceania.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “Australasia”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, retrieved January 20, 2021.

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  • IPA(key): /austɾaˈlasja/ [au̯s.t̪ɾaˈla.sja]
  • Rhymes: -asja
  • Syllabification: Aus‧tra‧la‧sia

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Australasia f

  1. Australasia