Australasia

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Etymology[edit]

The name was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes 1756. He derived it from the Latin for “south of Asia

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Australasia

  1. Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands
  2. all of Oceania

Usage notes[edit]

This is an ambiguous term, whose precise meaning varies considerably depending on its field of use

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