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“Oceania” is the U.N. term for the major area encompassing Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The last are divided into Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. (For information on Australia and New Zealand, see the separate articles.)

The region of Micronesia, the westernmost of the three island groups, lies mostly above the equator. Among others, it includes the following…

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Forman, Charles W., “Oceania”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O40>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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