Sentence Examples with the word oceania

The term is so far justified in that it harmonizes better than Oceania did with the names of the other continents, and also embodies the two essential facts that it is a south-eastern extension of Asia, and that its central and most important division is the great island-continent of Australia.

The name Polynesia was formerly taken to do so, but belongs properly to one of the three main divisions, to which the name Eastern Polynesia was otherwise given; Oceania and Oceanica are variants of another term which has been used for the same purpose, though by no means generally.

Haurigot, Les Etablissements francais en Oceania (Paris, 1891); B.

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AUSTRALASIA, a term used by English geographers in a sense nearly synonymous with the Oceania of continental writers.