Micronesia , one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in W Pacific Ocean, north of the equator. Micronesia includes the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands (see Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, Gilbert Islands, and Nauru. The inhabitants are of Australoid and Polynesian stock. They speak Malayo-Polynesian languages.
Polynesia [Gr.,=many islands], one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in the central and S Pacific Ocean. The larger islands are volcanic; the smaller ones are generally coral formations. The principal groups are the Hawaiian Islands (see Hawaii), Samoa, Tonga, and the islands of French Polynesia. Ethnologically though not geographically, Polynesia embraces New Zealand. Malayo-Polynesian languages are spoken in Polynesia
Melanesia , one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in the SW Pacific Ocean, NE of Australia and S of the equator. Melanesia includes the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Admiralty Islands, and Fiji. New Guinea is sometimes included in Melanesia. The Melanesians are largely of Australoid stock; they speak Malayo-Polynesian languages.
This category has the following 38 subcategories, out of 38 total.
- Australia (29 C, 66 P)
- Baker Island (2 P)
- Vanuatu (1 C, 9 P, 1 F)
Pages in category "Oceania"
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total.
- Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 11/A peep at some of the islands in the western Pacific
- Popular Science Monthly/Volume 18/April 1881/The Black Races of Oceanica
- Popular Science Monthly/Volume 35/July 1889/Kinship in Polynesia
- Popular Science Monthly/Volume 37/September 1890/Some Natives of Australasia
- Popular Science Monthly/Volume 38/December 1890/The Duk-Duk Ceremonies