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The Oceanian group is formed of two races, the relations of which are somewhat vague.The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
British Dictionary definitions for oceanian (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for oceanian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for oceanian
"southern Pacific island and Australia, conceived as a continent," 1849, Modern Latin, from French Océanie (c.1812). Apparently coined by Danish geographer Conrad Malte-Brun (1755-1826). Earlier in English as Oceanica (1832). Oceania was the name of one of the superstates in Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Oceanea, name of James Harrington's 17c. ideal state, later was applied to the British empire.