the islands of the central and southern Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. About 3,450,000 sq. mi. (8,935,500 sq. km).
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- Also O·ce·an·i·ca [oh-shee-an-i-kuh]. /ˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪ kə/.
- O·ce·an·i·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Oceania in a sentence
I’m now working with my tight-knit team from what we fondly refer to as the Oceania office.Asynchronous-working trend prompts redefinition of ‘normal’ versus ‘weird’ hours | Jessica Davies | June 7, 2021 | Digiday
The island nations of Oceania are at the fore of both movements.How Taboos Can Help Protect the Oceans - Issue 100: Outsiders | Krista Langlois | May 26, 2021 | Nautilus
As a result, nearly every culture in Oceania has its own version of tabu.How Taboos Can Help Protect the Oceans - Issue 100: Outsiders | Krista Langlois | May 26, 2021 | Nautilus
“In the spirit of activism and friendship, we will miss you Poli for your pro-active, strong activism, your commitment and dedication to LGBTI issues and movement throughout the kingdom of Tonga, the Pacific Islands and Oceania,” added the statement.
The analysis was heavily weighted towards North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Oceania.These are the 5 costliest invasive species, causing billions in damages | Jonathan Lambert | March 31, 2021 | Science News
Wellington, New Zealand Our Oceania pick is the latest city to wholeheartedly embrace the global Brooklyn movement.
Oceania had to be at war with someone otherwise they would begin to see what the world around them lacked.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin! | Michael Carson | September 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In works such as “Oceania,” featuring cut-outs birds, fish, coral and leaves, the walls of his apartment became the canvas itself.This Summer, Get Thee To London For The RSC’s Henry IV | Emma Woolf | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of those, 61 are European, 19 are Latin American, 14 are North American, 11 are African, 11 are Asian, and one comes from Oceania.With Pope Benedict XVI’s Retirement, Conclave Rules Prove Unclear | Christopher Dickey | February 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words,” says Syme, the Dr. Johnson of Oceania.
But the Australian does not belong to this class, nor, even less, can many of the peoples of Oceania be counted within it.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
It is, I think, impossible to conceive a higher degree of charity than the going to live among savages in Oceania.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847 | T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
A bishop was appointed for Eastern Oceania, and several priests preceded him to the islands.Popery! As it Was and as it Is | William Hogan
In another region of Oceania, the fate of the soul is decided by the family of the deceased, who throw dice for it.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas | Remy de Gourmont
But he had time to collect some interesting facts about the people, whom he considered the handsomest in Oceania.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for Oceania
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia: sometimes also including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago
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