Oceania

Oceania is a geographical region of the world that is made up of different islands which are in the Pacific Ocean.

Oceania is also sometimes called Oceanica and is the umbrella term used to refer to a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

The name Oceania can be attributed to Dumont d’Urville, a French explorer. He coined the name in 1831.

Originally, Oceania was broken up into three main areas. These are Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

However, geographers and scientists have different interpretations of the geographical boundaries and the region is now divided into two major parts. These are Near Oceania and Remote Oceania.

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