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3 Facts About the Pacific Islands

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The Pacific Islands are the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Three major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean are Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.

Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania extending from New Guinea island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji.

Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.

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Depending on the context, Pacific Islands may refer to countries and islands with common Austronesian origins, islands once or currently colonized, or Oceania.

In politics and history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a state, distinct from the home territory of the sovereign.

Oceania, also known as Oceanica, is a region centred on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

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