Australasia

Location map of Australasia which includes Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia.

Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands (see the section Derivations). It is used in a number of different contexts including geopolitically, physiogeographically, and ecologically where the term covers several slightly different but related regions.

Derivations

Regions of Oceania

Charles de Brosses coined the term (as French Australasie) in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes[1] (1756). He derived it from the Latin for "south of Asia" and differentiated the area from Polynesia (to the east) and the southeast Pacific (Magellanica).[2]

In Australia "Australasia" is considered to be Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the neighbouring islands of the Pacific, while in New Zealand it means Australia, New Zealand[3] and former New Zealand dependencies.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Australasië
العربية: أسترالاسيا
arpetan: Ôstralasia
asturianu: Australasia
Bân-lâm-gú: Australasia
Bikol Central: Australasya
български: Австралазия
bosanski: Australazija
brezhoneg: Aostralazia
català: Australàsia
čeština: Australasie
Cymraeg: Awstralasia
Deutsch: Australasien
Ελληνικά: Αυστραλασία
español: Australasia
Esperanto: Aŭstralazio
euskara: Australasia
فارسی: استرالزی
føroyskt: Avstralásia
français: Australasie
galego: Australasia
hrvatski: Australazija
Ilokano: Australasia
Bahasa Indonesia: Australasia
íslenska: Ástralasía
italiano: Australasia
ქართული: ავსტრალაზია
қазақша: Аустралазия
kernowek: Ostralasi
Kiswahili: Australasia
кырык мары: Австралази
Latina: Australasia
latviešu: Austrālāzija
lietuvių: Australazija
македонски: Австралазија
მარგალური: ავსტრალაზია
Bahasa Melayu: Australasia
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဩစတြေးလေးရှား
Nederlands: Australazië
norsk nynorsk: Australasia
Nouormand: Australâsie
Novial: Australasia
occitan: Australàsia
پنجابی: آسٹریلیشیا
polski: Australazja
português: Australásia
română: Australasia
русиньскый: Австралазия
sicilianu: Australasia
Simple English: Australasia
slovenščina: Avstralazija
српски / srpski: Аустралазија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Australazija
svenska: Australasien
Türkçe: Avustralasya
Tiếng Việt: Australasia
Winaray: Australasia
Yorùbá: Austrálásíà