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Australasia

noun uk   /ˌɒs.trəˈleɪ.ʒə/ us    /ˌɑː.strə-/
the continent and islands to the east of the Indian Ocean, the west of the Pacific Ocean, and the south of Asia
Translations of “Australasia”
in Chinese (Traditional) 澳大拉西亞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 澳大拉西亚…
(Definition of Australasia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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