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LC control 85093910
Geographic headingOceania
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Geographic subdivision usageOceania
Variant(s)Islands--South Pacific Ocean
Moana Nui, Te
Moana Oceania
South Pacific
South Pacific Ocean Region
South Pacific Region
South Sea Islands
South Seas
Southwest Pacific Region
Te Moana Nui
See alsoIslands of the Pacific
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Scope noteHere are entered comprehensive works on the islands of the Pacific Ocean belonging to the island groups of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Comprehensive works on all of the islands of the Pacific Ocean as well as works on the islands of the North Pacific are entered under Islands of the Pacific.
Subject example tracingNote under Islands of the Pacific
Found inGeoNames [algorithmically matched] unknown; 18°18ʹ46ʺS 138°30ʹ56ʺE
RNZ WWW site, viewed on October 8, 2020: Pacific scholars wants the name Moana to replace Oceania page (A group of Pacific scholars wants the name Moana to replace Oceania. Moana, they say, identifies the entire Pasifika people, their lands, their waters and their cultures)
Lee, G. Te Moana Nui : exploring lost isles of the South Pacific, 2001.
Chitham, K. Crafting Aotearoa : a cultural history of making in New Zealand and the wider Moana Oceania, 2019.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki WWW site, viewed on October 8, 2020: Seeing Moana Oceania page (Why do we use 'Moana Oceania' and not 'Pacific'? ... In Aotearoa New Zealand and other island nations, such as the Cook Islands, Hawaii, Sāmoa and Tonga, 'moana' means ocean or vast space. For this reason it has relevance for Aotearoa New Zealand -- an island nation with ancestral links to the wider Moana. Oceania is also a foreign name, first popularised in the early 19th century ... The phrase 'Moana Oceania', then, empowers and privileges Indigenous perspectives, which are strongly connected to Aotearoa and share roots with the wider Moana Oceania)