Continent Details:Note: All recognized countries of Oceania are shown in red on the map.
Namesake: The name "Oceania" (Océanie) was coined in 1812 by geographer Conrad Malte-Brun. It is from a French word derived from the Greek word (ōkeanós), or ocean.
Major Languages: Major languages include the Aboriginal Australian languages from the Pama–Nyungan and Trans–New Guinea families, and approximately forty Polynesian languages. Colonial languages include English in Australia and New Zealand,and in many other territories, while French is spoken in New Caledonia and French Polynesia. There are also mixtures of colonial languages with indigenous languages, such as Tok Pisin, Bislama, Chavacano, Norfuk and Pitkern. Also, as in other parts of planet, immigrants brought their own languages, such as Chinese, Greek and Italian.