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Australasia

(ôstrəlā`zhə, –shə), islands of the South Pacific, including AustraliaAustralia
, smallest continent, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the island state of Tasmania to the south, the continent makes up the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary state (2005 est. pop. 20,090,000), 2,967,877 sq mi (7,686,810 sq km).
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, New ZealandNew Zealand
, island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.
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, New GuineaNew Guinea
, island, c.342,000 sq mi (885,780 sq km), SW Pacific, N of Australia; the world's second largest island after Greenland. Politically it is divided into two sections: the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua in the west and the independent country of Papua New
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, and adjacent islands. The term is sometimes used to include all of Oceania.

Australasia

1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2. (loosely) the whole of Oceania
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