Australasia
geographical name Australia, New Zealand, & Melanesia • Australasian adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Australasia — is a region of Oceania: New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. The term was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes (1756). He derived it from the Latin for… …   Wikipedia

  • Australasia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Australasia Australasia es una zona de Oceanía que incluye Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Nueva Guinea y muchas islas pequeñas cercanas que forman la parte oriental de Indonesia. El …   Wikipedia Español

  • Australasia — es la zona que incluye Australia, Nueva Zelanda, Nueva Guinea y muchas islas pequeñas cercanas que forman la parte oriental de Indonesia. El término fue introducido por Charles de Brosses en Histoire des navigations aux terres australes (1756).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Australasia — [ôs΄trə lā′zhə] 1. generally, the islands of the SW Pacific 2. Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, the Malay Archipelago, and all islands south of the equator and between E longitudes 100 and 180 3. Oceania Australasian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Australasia — Australasien Australasische Ökozone Australasien (südlich von Asien) bezeichnet im weitesten Sinne die Region um Australien, Neuseeland, Neuguine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Australasia — Australasian, adj., n. /aw streuh lay zheuh, sheuh/, n. Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean. [AUSTRAL(IA) + ASIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Australasia — noun a) Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands b) all of Oceania …   Wiktionary

  • AUSTRALASIA —    (i. e. Southern Asia), a name given to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands adjoining …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Australasia — Oz +N(ew) Z(ealand) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • australasia — Australian Slang Oz +N(ew) Z(ealand) …   English dialects glossary

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