Australasia

[ aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh ]
/ ˌɔ strəˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃə /
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noun

Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.

Origin of Australasia


Related formsAus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun

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Australasia

/ (ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə) /

noun

Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
(loosely) the whole of Oceania
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