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Australia
 
the world's smallest continent
 
Australian
 
a person who lives in or originates from Australia
 
Australian
 
related to Australia
 
Fiji
 
an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km north of New Zealand's North Island, comprising over 300 islands
 
Kiribati
 
an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean, composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3,500,000 square kilometres
 
Marshall Islands
 
a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati, east of the Federated States of Micronesia, and south of the U.S. territory of Wake Island
 
Micronesia
 
a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean, distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east
 
Nauru
 
the world's smallest island nation, in Micronesia in the South Pacific with Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km to the east, as its nearest neighbour
 
New Zealand
 
an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands
 
Papua New Guinea
 
a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands
 
Samoa
 
a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean
 
Solomon Islands
 
a country in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands
 
Tonga
 
an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaiʻi
 
Tuvalu
 
a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, with Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji as its nearest neighbours
 
Vanuatu
 
an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea
 
 
  • Australia
    • Australia[ɒˈstreɪ.liː.ə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the world's smallest continent
    • Example:
      • Australia is a developed continent with a prosperous multicultural society.
    • Australian, Australians[ɒˈstreɪ.liː.ən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who lives in or originates from Australia
    • Example:
      • The girl met an Australian from Sydney the other day.
    • Australian[ɒˈstreɪ.liː.ən](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • related to Australia
    • Example:
      • The Australian country is also called "Down Under".
  • Fiji
    • Fiji[ˈfiː.dʒiː](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km north of New Zealand's North Island, comprising over 300 islands
    • Example:
      • Suva is Fiji's capital and biggest city.
  • Kiribati
    • Kiribati[ˌkiː.ɹɨˈbɑ.ti](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean, composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3,500,000 square kilometres
    • Example:
      • Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979.
  • Marshall Islands
    • Marshall Islands[ˈmɑː.ʃəl ˈai.ləndz](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati, east of the Federated States of Micronesia, and south of the U.S. territory of Wake Island
    • Example:
      • Although the Marshall Islands were settled by Micronesians in the 2nd millennium BC, little is known of their early history.
  • Micronesia
    • Micronesia[ˌmaɪ.kɹəʊˈniː.zi.ə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean, distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east
    • Example:
      • The name Micronesia derives from the Greek mikros (μικρός), meaning small, and nesos (νῆσος), meaning island.
  • Nauru
    • Nauru[nɑːˈʊəruː](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the world's smallest island nation, in Micronesia in the South Pacific with Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km to the east, as its nearest neighbour
    • Example:
      • During World War II, Nauru was occupied by Japanese troops.
  • New Zealand
    • New Zealand[ˈnjuː ˈziː.lənd](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands
    • Example:
      • New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation.
  • Papua New Guinea
    • Papua New Guinea[ˈpæ.puː.ə ˌnjuː ˈgɪ.ni](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands
    • Example:
      • Papua New Guinea's capital is Port Moresby.
  • Samoa
    • Samoa[səˈməʊ.ə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean
    • Example:
      • The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and Savai'i, one of the biggest islands in Polynesia.
  • Solomon Islands
    • Solomon Islands[ˈsɒl.ə.mən ˈaɪ.ləndz](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a country in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands
    • Example:
      • The Solomon Islands are believed to have been inhabited by Melanesian people for thousands of years.
  • Tonga
    • Tonga[ˈtɒŋ.ə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaiʻi
    • Example:
      • Tonga also became known as the Friendly Islands.
  • Tuvalu
    • Tuvalu[tuːˈvɑː.luː](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, with Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji as its nearest neighbours
    • Example:
      • Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world.
  • Vanuatu
    • Vanuatu[væn.uːˈɑː.tuː](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea
    • Example:
      • Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people.
 

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        Vanuatu
        an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea
        New Zealand
        an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands
        Samoa
        a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean
        Papua New Guinea
        a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands
        Australian
        a person who lives in or originates from Australia
        Nauru
        the world's smallest island nation, in Micronesia in the South Pacific with Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km to the east, as its nearest neighbour
        Australian
        related to Australia
        Marshall Islands
        a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati, east of the Federated States of Micronesia, and south of the U.S. territory of Wake Island
        Tuvalu
        a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, with Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji as its nearest neighbours
        Australia
        the world's smallest continent
        Solomon Islands
        a country in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands
        Fiji
        an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km north of New Zealand's North Island, comprising over 300 islands
        Micronesia
        a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean, distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east
        Tonga
        an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaiʻi
        Kiribati
        an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean, composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3,500,000 square kilometres
         
         
         

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        Solomon Islands
        a country in Melanesia, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands
        Vanuatu
        an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea
        Tuvalu
        a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, with Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji as its nearest neighbours
        Nauru
        the world's smallest island nation, in Micronesia in the South Pacific with Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km to the east, as its nearest neighbour
        Micronesia
        a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean, distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east
        Samoa
        a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean
        New Zealand
        an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands
        Australia
        the world's smallest continent
        Kiribati
        an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean, composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3,500,000 square kilometres
        Marshall Islands
        a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati, east of the Federated States of Micronesia, and south of the U.S. territory of Wake Island
        Tonga
        an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited, south of Samoa, about one-third of the way from New Zealand to Hawaiʻi
        Fiji
        an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean about 2000 km north of New Zealand's North Island, comprising over 300 islands
        Papua New Guinea
        a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands
         
         
         
         

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