The islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to encompass Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.

Asked in Asia, Australia, Oceania

Is Australia part of Asia?

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No, it is a separate continent, but it has maritime borders with Asia. Australia is a continent which is also the smallest continent and Asia is the largest continent.
Asked in Oceania, Tuvalu, United Nations

Why did Tuvalu join the UN?

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Tuvalu joined the United Nations on 5/9/2000. In his speech at the flag raising ceremony at the UN, Prime Minister Ionatana Ionatana said that Tuvalu would benefit from the UN's education and development programs.
Asked in International Cuisine, Oceania, Tuvalu

What is the traditional dish for Tuvalu?

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The traditional food of Tuvalu is like most of the Pacific a root based dish called pulaka( a carbohydrate root). It is boiled and also steamed in an earth oven called an umu. To make it more palatable for the traditional feast it can also be grated and added to coconut milk ( lalu) and then wrapped in pandanus leaves and steamed to create palusami.
Asked in Pearl Harbor, Oceania

Can your wife live with you on Guam Naval Base?

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Yes, but you have to have command sponsorship and be screened for overseas screening
Asked in Mobile Phones, Travel & Places, Telephones, Oceania, Phone Service Providers, Verizon

Can you use a Verizon wireless phone in Guam?

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Yes but you should have a roaming plan or else you will rack up a HUGE bill
Asked in Oceania, Mapping and Cartography, Islands

How many islands is Kiribati made up of?

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Kiribati consists of 33 coral islands divided among three island groups: the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands.
Asked in Name Origins, Oceania, Islands, Tahiti

How did Tahiti get its name?

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it came from a Polynesian word meaning little island
Asked in Oceania, Tuvalu, Costumes

What is the national costume in Tuvalu?

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Dances and ceremonies: It mainly consists of 'Ti-ti' which is made from dried coconut leaves that are then colour died in the main colours of red, purple, yellow and with hints of white. This is worn by both men and women. The 'ti-ti' is really a grass skirt of the likes. The women then wear mat (again made from dried coconut leaves) around their mid-drift (yes, against stereotypical beliefs, not all the islands wear coconut shells for dancing. Thats hawaii and the cook islanders)
Asked in Oceania, Imperialism

What countries colonized Oceania?

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France, Germany, Britain, USA, and Japan. French Polynesia & Tahiti are under French rule. Parts of New Guinea and part of Samoa were colonized by Germans. The British colonized Kiribati. The US colonized Guam and part of Samoa. The Japanese also colonized several islands nearer to Japan such as the Bonins.
Asked in Washington, Oceania

How far is it from Washington state to Guam?

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Using a departure point of Seattle, and an arrival point of Hagatna, Guam the mileage "as a crow files" is: 5,674 statute miles 4,931 nautical miles 9,132 kilometers Naturally, this is assuming flying direct to Guam, with no stops. Mileage via Hawaii or Tokyo airports would, of course, be greater.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Oceania, James Cook

What is the capital of the Cook Islands?

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Cook Islands' capital is Avarua, located on the island of Rarotonga. Avarua's population is about 2,600.
Asked in Oceania, New Guinea

On what continent is Papua New Guinea?

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Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the large island of New Guinea positioned north of Australia. For this reason, it is considered to be part of the political region known as Oceania. Oceania is not a geographical continent. Some would say that Papua New Guinea is on the continent of Australia, but this is not the case. The continent of Australia is quite different to the political region of Oceania. Much debate has been made over whether Oceania and Australia are continents, but the difference lies in the definition of "continent" as a single land mass. The western half of the island of New Guinea, which belongs to Indonesia, is considered to be part of the continent of Asia.
Asked in Australia, Oceania, Continents

Is Australia a continent?

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Australia is both a continent and a country. Geographically, it is too big to qualify as "island". It is sometimes referred to as an island continent because it is one of only two continents in the world completely surrounded by water. Australia is part of the "geographic region" of Oceania, which, by definition, is not actually a continent. Australia is the smallest of the seven continents. You mean Australia? In that case, yes, it is a continent. It is made up of Australia, obviously, and other countries like New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Oceania

Does an illegal alien become a legal resident by marrying a US resident not citizen but US resident?

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There is a lot of paperwork involved! Even if you married a US resident or even citizen that does not make you a us citizen. In fact, you could get into a lot of trouble if they deem that you purposely entered the US to get married to become a US citizen. Although it is possible. Your spouse would have to be a permanent resident or US citizen for you to become a permanent resident. The US prefers you marry (in our out of the US) then the permanent resident or citizen applies for your entry OR the US citizen of Permanent Resident applies before for you to enter the US and then you get married in the US and apply for Permanent residency. Great site I found as my husband immigrated from the UK on a Fiance visa. www.visajourney.com but what if you don't have a date of birth I also, and may be wrong, but if it is deemed that you married to create a citizenship or legal residency, that might be unlawful and you could get into trouble. Though, a lot of military marry women in foreign lands which brings them here. Which is a lot different then someone unlawfully doing so. The US doesn't exactly make it a point to extradite spouses.
Asked in Economics, Oceania, Tuvalu

What is the gnp of Tuvalu?

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Please see the link below for the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and economy information for Tuvalu.
Asked in Oceania, Buildings

What is the tallest building in Oceania?

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the Sky Tower in Federal Street DownTown Auckland New Zealand
Asked in Oceania, New Guinea

What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?

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The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby.
Asked in Fiji, Oceania

What is Fiji's Natonal Youth Day?

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The Fiji National Youth Day is a time of celebration throughout the young/teen generation of Fiji. It is usually celebrated at major parks with dances, food, culture, handicrafts displays, youths concerns and a time to celebrate the young generation of Fiji. This year 2010, Fiji wont be celebrating the National Youth Day due to Hurricane Tomas which struck the country on the first week of March 2010.
Asked in Oceania, Tahiti

Where is Tahiti?

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Tahiti is located in the south central Pacific, about 2400 miles south east of Hawaii. Tahiti is located by Fiji. It is a smallish island, and is shaped oddly. Here is a picture of it: So... Yeah, Tahiti is located in the pacific ocean.