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(English) Collective name for the islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia and south of the equator, including New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Fiji, etc. A subdivision of Oceania. (See also: Oceania)
(French) Nom collectif pour les îles de l'Océan Pacifique sud-ouest, du nord-est d'Australie au sud de l'équateur, y compris la Nouvelle-Calédonie, les Vanuatu, les Îles Salomons, Îles Admiralty, l’Archipel de Bismarck, les Fiji, et autres,. Une subdivision d’Océanie. (See also: Oceania)
(Portuguese) Nome colectivo dado Ă s ilhas do sudoeste do PacĂ­fico. (See also: Oceania)

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