Outline of Oceania

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Location of Oceania

The following outline is provided as an overview and topical guide to Oceania.

Oceania is a geographical, and geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. The term is also sometimes used to denote a continent comprising Australia and proximate Pacific islands.[1][2][3][4]

The boundaries of Oceania are defined in a number of ways. Most definitions include parts of Australasia such as Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea, and parts of Maritime Southeast Asia.[5][6][7] Ethnologically, the islands of Oceania are divided into the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.[8]

General reference[edit]

  • Pronunciation (IPA)
    • UK:   /ˌəʊ.ʃiˈɑːn.(iː.)ə/
    • US:   /ˌoʊʃiˈæniə/
  • Common English name(s): Oceania, Oceanica[9]
  • Official English name(s): Oceania
  • Adjectival(s): Oceanian
  • Demonym(s): Oceanians

Geography of Oceania[edit]

Geography of Oceania

Geography of Oceania by region[edit]

Geography of Oceania by country and territory[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Geography of Baker Island  · Geography of Howland Island  Geography of Jarvis Island  · Geography of Johnston Atoll  · Geography of Kingman Reef  · Geography of Midway Atoll  · Geography of Palmyra Atoll  · Geography of Wake Island
Geography of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Geography of the Bonin Islands  · Geography of Marcus Island  · Geography of Okino-tori-shima  · Geography of the Volcano Islands

Environment of Oceania[edit]

Environment of Oceania

Climate of Oceania[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Climate of Baker Island  · Climate of Howland Island  Climate of Jarvis Island  · Climate of Johnston Atoll  · Climate of Kingman Reef  · Climate of Midway Atoll  · Climate of Palmyra Atoll  · Climate of Wake Island
Climate of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Climate of the Bonin Islands  · Climate of Marcus Island  · Climate of the Okino-tori-shima  · Climate of the Volcano Islands

Ecology of Oceania[edit]

Geology of Oceania[edit]

Wildlife of Oceania[edit]

Flora of Oceania[edit]

Fauna of Oceania[edit]

Natural geographic features of Oceania[edit]

Regions of Oceania[edit]

Regions of Oceania

Biogeographic divisions of Oceania[edit]

Political divisions of Oceania[edit]

Sovereign states and dependencies (listed in italic) that have at least some territory lying within Oceania:

United States United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]

Baker Island  · Howland Island  · Jarvis Island  · Johnston Atoll  · Kingman Reef  · Midway Atoll  · Palmyra Atoll  · Wake Island

Japan Ogasawara Islands (Japan)

Bonin Islands  · Marcus Island  · Okino-tori-shima  · Volcano Islands
Municipalities of Oceania[edit]

Demography of Oceania[edit]

Demographics of Oceania

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Demographics of Baker Island  · Demographics of Howland Island  Demographics of Jarvis Island  · Demographics of Johnston Atoll  · Demographics of Kingman Reef  · Demographics of Midway Atoll  · Demographics of Palmyra Atoll  · Demographics of Wake Island
Demographics of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Demographics of the Bonin Islands  · Demographics of Marcus Island  · Demographics of Okino-tori-shima  · Demographics of the Volcano Islands

Politics of Oceania[edit]

Politics of Oceania by region[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Politics of Baker Island  · Politics of Howland Island  Politics of Jarvis Island  · Politics of Johnston Atoll  · Politics of Kingman Reef  · Politics of Midway Atoll  · Politics of Palmyra Atoll  · Politics of Wake Island
Politics of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Politics of the Bonin Islands  · Politics of Marcus Island  · Politics of Okino-tori-shima  · Politics of the Volcano Islands

Governments of the countries and dependencies of Oceania[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Government of Baker Island  · Government of Howland Island  Government of Jarvis Island  · Government of Johnston Atoll  · Government of Kingman Reef  · Government of Midway Atoll  · Government of Palmyra Atoll  · Government of Wake Island
Government of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Government of the Bonin Islands  · Government of Marcus Island  · Government of Okino-tori-shima  · Government of the Volcano Islands

Elections in Oceania[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Elections in Baker Island  · Elections in Howland Island  Elections in Jarvis Island  · Elections in Johnston Atoll  · Elections in Kingman Reef  · Elections in Midway Atoll  · Elections in Palmyra Atoll  · Elections in Wake Island
Elections in the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Elections in the Bonin Islands  · Elections in Marcus Island  · Elections in the Okino-tori-shima  · Elections in the Volcano Islands

Political parties in Oceania[edit]

Foreign relations of Oceania[edit]

Foreign relations of Oceania

Diplomatic missions of Oceania[edit]

International organizations of Oceania[edit]

Law and order in Oceania[edit]

Law of Oceania

Military of Oceania[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Military of Baker Island  · Military of Howland Island  Military of Jarvis Island  · Military of Johnston Atoll  · Military of Kingman Reef  · Military of Midway Atoll  · Military of Palmyra Atoll  · Military of Wake Island
Military of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Military of the Bonin Islands  · Military of Marcus Island  · Military of Okino-tori-shima  · Military of the Volcano Islands

Local government in Oceania[edit]

Local government in Oceania

History of Oceania[edit]

History of Oceania

History of Oceania by period[edit]

History of Oceania by region[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
History of Baker Island  · History of Howland Island  History of Jarvis Island  · History of Johnston Atoll  · History of Kingman Reef  · History of Midway Atoll  · History of Palmyra Atoll  · History of Wake Island
History of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
History of the Bonin Islands  · History of Marcus Island  · History of Okino-tori-shima  · History of the Volcano Islands

History of Oceania by subject[edit]

Culture of Oceania[edit]

Culture of Oceania

Art in Oceania[edit]

Culture of Oceania by region[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Culture of Baker Island  · Culture of Howland Island  Culture of Jarvis Island  · Culture of Johnston Atoll  · Culture of Kingman Reef  · Culture of Midway Atoll  · Culture of Palmyra Atoll  · Culture of Wake Island
Culture of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Culture of the Bonin Islands  · Culture of Marcus Island  · Culture of Okino-tori-shima  · Culture of the Volcano Islands

Languages of Oceania[edit]

Languages of Oceania

Religion in Oceania[edit]

Religion in Oceania

Religion in Oceania by political division[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Religion in Baker Island  · Religion in Howland Island  Religion in Jarvis Island  · Religion in Johnston Atoll  · Religion in Kingman Reef  · Religion in Midway Atoll  · Religion in Palmyra Atoll  · Religion in Wake Island
Religion in the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Religion in the Bonin Islands  · Religion in Marcus Island  · Religion in Okino-tori-shima  · Religion in the Volcano Islands

Sports in Oceania[edit]

Sport in Oceania

Economy and infrastructure of Oceania[edit]

Economy of Oceania

Economy by country and territory[edit]

United States Minor Outlying Islands[21]
Economy of Baker Island  · Economy of Howland Island  Economy of Jarvis Island  · Economy of Johnston Atoll  · Economy of Kingman Reef  · Economy of Midway Atoll  · Economy of Palmyra Atoll  · Economy of Wake Island
Economy of the Ogasawara Islands (Japan)
Economy of the Bonin Islands  · Economy of Marcus Island  · Economy of Okino-tori-shima  · Economy of the Volcano Islands

Education in Oceania[edit]

Education in Oceania

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atlas of Canada Web Master (2004-08-17). "The Atlas of Canada - The World - Continents". Atlas.nrcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Encarta Mexico "Oceanía"". Mx.encarta.msn.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Martin W.; Kären E. Wigen (1997). The Myth of Continents: a Critique of Metageography. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 32. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/0-520-20742-4, ISBN 0-520-20743-2|0-520-20742-4, [[International Standard Book Number|ISBN]] [[Special:BookSources/0-520-20743-2|0-520-20743-2]]]] Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). Interestingly enough, the answer [from a scholar who sought to calculate the number of continents] conformed almost precisely to the conventional list: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania (Australia plus New Zealand), Africa, and Antarctica. 
  4. ^ Current IOC members. International Olympic Committee: Turin 2006.
  5. ^ Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary (based on Collegiate vol., 11th ed.) 2006. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  6. ^ See, e.g., The Atlas of Canada - The World - Continents
  7. ^ "United Nations Statistics Division - Countries of Oceania". Millenniumindicators.un.org. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  8. ^ "Oceania". 2005. The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Columbia University Press.
  9. ^ ""Oceanica" defined by Memidex/WordNet". Memidex.com. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Insular area of the United States.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Australian overseas territory.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Part of the region of Valparaiso of Chile.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai French overseas department or territory.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k a State of the United States.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Some Indonesian territory could be considered as part of Asia or Oceania
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k British overseas territory.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Also known as Timor-Leste.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o East Timor could be considered as part of Asia or Oceania.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Overseas territory of New Zealand.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Excluding Navassa Island and other territories in the Caribbean, which are not part of Oceania. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "NAV" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Oceania