Australasia

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

noun

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

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Aus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for australasian (1 of 2)

Australasian
/ (ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪən) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Australasia

adjective

of or relating to Australia, New Zealand, and the neighbouring islands
(of organizations) having members in Australia and New Zealand

British Dictionary definitions for australasian (2 of 2)

Australasia
/ (ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə) /

noun

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