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

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

CONTENTS

* 1 Name ambiguity * 2 Pacific islands by area (over 10,000 square kilometers)

* 3 List of islands

* 3.1 Pacific islands by continent

* 3.1.1 Antarctica * 3.1.2 Asia * 3.1.3 North America * 3.1.4 Oceania
Oceania
* 3.1.5 South America

* 4 See also * 5 Footnotes * 6 References

NAME AMBIGUITY

In English, the umbrella term Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
may take on several meanings. Sometimes it refers to only those islands covered by the continent of Oceania. In some common uses, the term "Pacific Islands" refers to the islands of the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
once colonized by the British, French, Dutch, United States, and Japanese, such as the Pitcairn Islands, Taiwan, and Borneo. In other uses it may refer to islands with Austronesian heritage like Taiwan, Indonesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Myanmar islands, which found their genesis in the Neolithic cultures of the island of Taiwan. There are many other islands located within the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
that are not considered part of Oceania. These islands include the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador
Ecuador
; the Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
in Alaska
Alaska
, United States
United States
; Vancouver Island
Island
in Canada; the Russian islands of Sakhalin
Sakhalin
and Kuril Islands ; the island nation of Taiwan
Taiwan
and other islands of the Republic of China
China
; the Philippines
Philippines
; islands in the South China
China
Sea , which includes the disputed South China Sea Islands ; most of the islands of Indonesia
Indonesia
; and the island nation of Japan
Japan
, which comprises the Japanese Archipelago .

PACIFIC ISLANDS BY AREA (OVER 10,000 SQUARE KILOMETERS)

This list includes all islands found in the geographic Pacific Ocean, with an area larger than 10,000 square kilometers.

NAME AREA (KM2) COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES POPULATION POPULATION DENSITY NOTES

New Guinea
New Guinea
785,753 Indonesia
Indonesia
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* ^ D'Arcy, Paul (March 2006). The People of the Sea: Environment, Identity, and History in Oceania. University Of Hawai\'i Press . ISBN 978-0-8248-3297-1 . Retrieved 14 December 2014. * ^ Rapaport, Moshe (April 2013). The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society, Revised Edition. University of Hawai\'i Press . ISBN 978-0-8248-6584-9 . JSTOR
JSTOR
j.ctt6wqh08 . This is the only contemporary text on the Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
that covers both environment and sociocultural issues and will thus be indispensable for any serious student of the region. Unlike other reviews, it treats the entirety of Oceania
Oceania
(with the exception of Australia) and is well illustrated with numerous photos and maps, including a regional atlas. – via JSTOR (subscription required) * ^ Wright, John K. (July 1942). "Pacific Islands". Geographical Review . 32 (3): 481–486. JSTOR
JSTOR
210391 . doi :10.2307/210391 . – via JSTOR
JSTOR
(subscription required) * ^ Blundell, David (January 2011). " Taiwan
Taiwan
Austronesian Language Heritage Connecting Pacific Island
Island
Peoples: Diplomacy and Values" (PDF). IJAPS. 7 (1): 75–91. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

REFERENCES

* William Collins Sons & Co Ltd (1983), Collins Atlas of the World (revised 1995 ed.), London W6 8JB: HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-448227-1

* v * t * e

Countries and territories of Oceania
Oceania

SOVEREIGN STATES

ENTIRE

* Australia
Australia
* Federated States of Micronesia
Micronesia
* Fiji
Fiji
* Kiribati * Marshall Islands * Nauru
Nauru
* New Zealand
New Zealand
* Palau
Palau
* Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
* Samoa
Samoa
* Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
* Tonga
Tonga
* Tuvalu
Tuvalu
* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

IN PART

* Chile
Chile

* Easter Island
Island
* Juan Fernández Islands

* Indonesia
Indonesia

* West Papua * Papua

* Japan
Japan

* Bonin Islands * Minami-Tori-Shima

* United States
United States

* Hawaii
Hawaii
* Palmyra Atoll

Associated states of New Zealand
New Zealand

* Niue * Cook Islands
Cook Islands

Dependencies and other territories

AUSTRALIA

* Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
* Coral Sea Islands * Kangaroo Island
Island
* Lord Howe Island
Island
* Macquarie Islands
Macquarie Islands
* Norfolk Island
Island

UNITED STATES

* American Samoa
Samoa
* Baker Island
Island
* Guam
Guam
* Howland Island
Island
* Jarvis Island
Island
* Johnston Atoll
Johnston Atoll
* Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
* Midway Atoll * Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
* Wake Island
Island

NEW ZEALAND

* Auckland Islands * Bounty Islands * Chatham Islands
Chatham Islands
* Campbell Island
Island
* Tokelau

OTHERS

* French Polynesia
Polynesia
/ New Caledonia
New Caledonia
/ Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna

* France
France

* Pitcairn Islands

* UK

* v * t * e

Regions of Oceania
Oceania

AUSTRALASIA

* Gulf of Carpentaria

* New Guinea
New Guinea

* Bonis Peninsula * Papuan Peninsula * Huon Peninsula * Huon Gulf * Bird\'s Head Peninsula * Gazelle Peninsula
Gazelle Peninsula

* New Zealand
New Zealand

* South Island
Island

* North Island
Island

* Coromandel Peninsula

* Zealandia
Zealandia
* New Caledonia
New Caledonia
* Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
(archipelago)

* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

* Kula Gulf

* Australia
Australia
* Capital Country * Eastern Australia
Australia
* Lake Eyre basin * Murray–Darling basin * Northern Australia
Australia
* Nullarbor Plain * Outback
Outback

* Southern Australia
Australia

* Maralinga

* Sunraysia * Great Victoria Desert * Gulf of Carpentaria * Gulf St Vincent * Lefevre Peninsula
Lefevre Peninsula
* Fleurieu Peninsula
Fleurieu Peninsula
* Yorke Peninsula
Yorke Peninsula
* Eyre Peninsula
Eyre Peninsula
* Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula
* Bellarine Peninsula
Bellarine Peninsula
* Mount Henry Peninsula

MELANESIA

* Islands Region

* Bismarck Archipelago * Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Archipelago

* Fiji
Fiji
* New Caledonia
New Caledonia
* Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

MICRONESIA

* Caroline Islands

* Federated States of Micronesia
Micronesia
* Palau
Palau

* Guam
Guam
* Kiribati * Marshall Islands * Nauru
Nauru
* Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
* Wake Island
Island

POLYNESIA

* Easter Island
Island
* Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands
* Cook Islands
Cook Islands

* French Polynesia
Polynesia

* Austral Islands * Gambier Islands
Gambier Islands
* Marquesas Islands * Society Islands
Society Islands
* Tuamotu

* Kermadec Islands
Kermadec Islands
* Mangareva Islands * Samoa
Samoa
* Tokelau * Tonga
Tonga
* Tuvalu
Tuvalu

* Ring of Fire

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 252978326 * NDL

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