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{{About|the geographical term|the Pelican music album|Australasia (album)|the ecozone|Australasian realm}}{{Distinguish|Australia (continent)|Australia{{!}}Australia (country)|Austrasia|Austroasiatic languages{{!}}Austroasian}}{{pp-move-indef}}File:Location Australasia cylindrical.png|thumb|upright=1.25|Australia's concept of Australasia which includes Australia, New Zealand and, in this case, MelanesiaMelanesiaAustralasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands (see the section Derivations). It is used in a number of different contexts including geopolitically, physiogeographically, and ecologically where the term covers several slightly different but related regions.

Derivations

File:Oceanias Regions.png|thumb|upright=1.25|Regions of OceaniaOceaniaCharles de Brosses coined the term (as French Australasie) in Histoire des navigations aux terres australesBOOK, de Brosses, Charles, Charles de Brosses, Histoire des navigations aux terres Australes. Contenant ce que l'on sçait des moeurs & des productions des contrées découvertes jusqu'à ce jour; & où il est traité de l'utilité d'y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d'y former un établissement, History of voyages to the Southern Lands. Containing what is known concerning the customes and products...,weblink French, Paris, Durand, 1756, 2013-12-08, (1756). He derived it from the Latin for "south of Asia" and differentiated the area from Polynesia (to the east) and the southeast Pacific (Magellanica).BOOK, Douglas, Bronwen, 2014, Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850, Palgrave Macmillan, 6, In Australia, "Australasia" is considered to be Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the neighbouring islands of the Pacific{{citation needed|date=September 2019}}, while in New Zealand, it means Australia, New ZealandENCYCLOPEDIA, Australasia, New Zealand Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2005, 9780195584516, 10.1093/acref/9780195584516.001.0001, and former New Zealand dependencies.

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References

  • WEB, Richards, Kel, 2006,weblink Australasia, Wordwatch, ABC News Radio, 2006-09-30,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070318140546weblink">weblink 2007-03-18, dead,

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