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Oceania is Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. It's a political continent rather than a geographic one, because it's not a huge landmass but a collection of islands and atolls. On the other hand, Australia is considered a continent in its own right. To confuse the terminology further, Oceania is often considered part the [[UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} Asian]] ''region'' (but not the continent).

The islands are divided in three zones: Melanesia being the islands north and northwest of Australia (Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Australia's Norfolk Island, etc.); Micronesia, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin micro-islands]] north of Melanesia (Federal States of Micronesia, Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, etc.) and Polynesia, with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a lot of islands]] (New Zealand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Hawaii, French Polynesia, etc.).

You might also hear the term Australasia, this being Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea (the whole island) and some neighbor islands, including some of Indonesia. Sometimes Australasia is used the same way as 'trans-Tasman', to refer to Australia and New Zealand alone.

Regarding tropes, there are few of them here. Why? The islands have achieved independence only in the 70's and 80's. With the exception of the biggest three,[[note]]Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea[[/note]] every single country here has less than a million people, and most have less than 200,000.

Do not confuse with Oceania from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', which comprises mutually exclusive territories.

[[index]]
!Countries
!!Australasia
* UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}
->'''Capital''': Canberra
->'''Largest City''': UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}
* UsefulNotes/NewZealand
->'''Capital''': UsefulNotes/{{Wellington}}
->'''Largest City''': UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}

!!Polynesia
* UsefulNotes/{{Samoa}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Apia
* UsefulNotes/{{Tonga}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Nuku'alofa
* UsefulNotes/{{Tuvalu}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Funafuti

!!Melanesia
* UsefulNotes/{{Fiji}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Suva
* UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Port Moresby
* UsefulNotes/SolomonIslands
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Honiara
* UsefulNotes/{{Vanuatu}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Port Vila

!!Micronesia
* UsefulNotes/FederatedStatesOfMicronesia
->'''Capital''': Palikir
->'''Largest City''': Weno
* UsefulNotes/{{Kiribati}}
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Tarawa
* UsefulNotes/MarshallIslands
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Majuro
* UsefulNotes/{{Nauru}}
->'''Capital''': Yaren
->'''Largest City''': Denigomodu
* UsefulNotes/{{Palau}}
->'''Capital''': Ngerulmud
->'''Largest City''': Koror

!Unrecognized Countries
!!Polynesia
* UsefulNotes/{{Cook Islands}} (Self-governing country in free association with New Zealand)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Avarua
* UsefulNotes/{{Niue}} (Self-governing country in free association with New Zealand)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Alofi

!Territories
!!Polynesia
* UsefulNotes/{{American Samoa}} (Belongs to the United States)
->'''Capital''': Pago Pago
->'''Largest City''': Tafuna'
* UsefulNotes/{{French Polynesia}} (Belongs to France)
->'''Capital''': Papeete
->'''Largest City''': Faaa
* UsefulNotes/{{Norfolk Island}} (Belongs to Australia)
->'''Capital''': Kingston
->'''Largest City''': Burnt Pine
* UsefulNotes/PitcairnIslands (Belongs to the United Kingdom)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Adamstown
* UsefulNotes/{{Tokelau}} (Belongs to New Zealand)
->'''Capitals''': Nukunonu, Atafu, Fakaofo
->'''Largest City''': Fakaofo
* UsefulNotes/{{Wallis and Futuna}} (Belongs to France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Mata-Utu

!!Melanesia
* UsefulNotes/{{New Caledonia}} (Belongs to France)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Noumea

!!Micronesia
* UsefulNotes/{{Guam}} (Belongs to the United States)
->'''Capital''': Hagatna
->'''Largest City''': Dededo
* UsefulNotes/{{Northern Mariana Islands}} (Belongs to the United States)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Saipan

!Other Political Entities
!!Polynesia
* UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} one of [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the 50]] UsefulNotes/UnitedStates
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Honolulu

!Useful Notes and other articles related to Oceanians and Oceanian culture
* UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball
* ForcesWithFirepower
** UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery (Australian military)
** UsefulNotes/KiwisWithCarbines (New Zealand military)
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
** WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific

!!Australasia
''See UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand for everything solely related to those countries''
* UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAustralia
* LandDownUnder
* UsefulNotes/TorresStraitIslanders

!!Polynesia
* WildSamoan
[[/index]]

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