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Centralized discussion on oceania as a continent[edit]

Let's use Talk:Oceania (continent), please. fgnievinski (talk) 03:26, 23 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is Oceania a continet? (talk) 03:11, 13 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Depends on which system you are using. In the one I was taught, it isn't.--User:Khajidha (talk) (contributions) 20:50, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In English the continent is Australia and the islands of the Pacific which are included within the geographical description called Oceania are not considered part of the Australian continent. Mostly because they are not continental by any description. Andrewgprout (talk) 22:23, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In some non-English-speaking countries, yes. Since both Asia and Europe (which are parts of the same landmass) have been classified as separate continents, I see no reason why Oceania, a region comprises one landmass (Australia-New Guinea), one submerged landmass (Zealandia), and three large island groups (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia), wouldn't be considered a continent. 2001:8003:9008:1301:14DC:3024:190E:8638 (talk) 13:58, 30 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is simply not true. New Zealand is not part of the Australian continent, for example, and nor are Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands, etc. The colour-coded map at the top of the article is entirely wrong in this respect.Newzild (talk) 04:24, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Information in the "Number" section does not say a word about Oceania, neither explains why it is shown grey on the color map. JSoos (talk) 10:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not on earth[edit]

If continents are defined to be on earth and islands must be a land surrounded by water within a continent does that mean no other planet in the universe can have continents and islands? (talk) 13:16, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. And islands do not need to be within a continent.--Vsmith (talk) 14:00, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No. There are likely many thousands of planets in the universe with water and islands.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Newzild (talkcontribs) 04:25, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About Australia[edit]

Not all models consider Australia as a continent. For example, most countries that teach the 6-continent combined America model consider Australia as only the name of a single country and instead classify Oceania as a continent for the sake of including every country as part of a continent. Masterball2 (talk) 02:05, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And? Is this not already covered in the article? What are you asking us to do? --User:Khajidha (talk) (contributions) 14:55, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Could be explained why Australia shown purple, and Oceania grey on the color map. JSoos (talk) 10:08, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why no other point of views?[edit]

As a reader, I think it would be very interesting to see other point of views from around the world in the "History of the concept" section, there are only concepts from Europe, and not places like the Middle East or China. Omar Hall (talk) 15:14, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Continents as a concept come from Europe (originally ancient Greece). The concept likely spread as European power did. CMD (talk) 15:23, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What about Zealandia?[edit]


Consistently speaking, an ocean is a body of water surrounded by shore, and a continent is a body of land surrounded by shore, such as Sark or Rockall, but let's not follow that red herring....

JonRichfield (talk) 11:54, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you read the article you will see it is mentioned under 'submerged continents' Robynthehode (talk) 13:26, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]