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Aborigine
native Australians
Aotearoa
indigenous name of New Zealand
archipelagos
small island groups
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Group
an organization designed to foster economic development in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin
atoll
combination of narrow sandy islands, barrier coral reefs, and shallow central lagoons
Closer Economic Relationship Agreement
signed by Australia and New Zealand; slashed trade barriers between the two countries
haoles
light-skinned European and American foreigners
high islands
formed by larger active and recently active volcanoes which rise to a considerable elevation and cover a substantial area
hot spot
where moving oceanic crust passes over a supply of magma
kanakas
Pacific island laborers
low islands
formed by large waves periodically break off and pulverize large pieces of coral, which are then deposited on adjacent sections of the reef to form narrow, wave-washed, and sandy islands
mallee
tough and scrubby eucalyptus woodland of limited economic value that has often been stripped away by determined farmers
Maori
name for New Zealand's native peoples
Melanesia
"dark islands" this includes New Guinea, the Solomon islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji
Micronesia
located north of Melanesia and west of Polynesia; "small islands"
microstates
newly independent Pacific states that have tiny overall land areas that retain special political economic ties to countries such as the US
Native Title Bill
passed by Australia, this compensated Aborigines for already ceded lands, gave them the right to gain title to unclaimed lands they still occupied, and legally empowered them in dealings with mining companies in native settled areas
Oceania
a sweeping collection of islands that reaches from New Guinea and New Zealand to the US state of Hawaii in the mid-Pacific
Outback
Australia's huge and dry interior
Pidgin English
a language that have generated shared forms of intercultural communication
Polynesia
to the east, the small island groups, of the central South Pacific
tsunamis
seismically induced sea waves
uncontacted peoples
cultural groups that have yet to be discovered by the Western world
viticulture
grape cultivation
White Australia Policy
where governmental guidelines promoted European and North American immigration at the expense of other groups