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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes 1756. He derived it from the Latin for “south of Asia”.

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Australasia

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

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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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Australasia f

  1. Australasia