Oceania is a term used to categorize miscellaneous islands in the Pacific Ocean. Oceania always refers to Polynesia, including New Zealand, Melanesia, including New Guinea, and Micronesia. Less commonly, the term also includes Australia and the Malay archipelago and can, in its most far-reaching terminology, include Japan and the Aleutian Islands. Oceania islands are generally considered part of the Australian continent, which is the smallest and the second least populated after Antartica.
- For more information, see the article about Oceania.