Category: Guide to Oceania

Oceania is called the New World, because it was the last continent to be discovered by Europeans, who arrived in the 17th century. Only at the end of the eighteenth century would the colonization begin, with the arrival of British prisoners forced to work in the plantation. Almost all the islands of Oceania have the population composed mostly of indigenous people. Except for Australia and New Zealand, in which the whites of Europe -the predominant ones of British origin-constitute the majority of the inhabitants. The human groups Melanesians, Micronesians and Polynesians usually migrate from one archipelago to another in search of better working conditions, thus having a high degree of miscigenation. In some islands it is verified the presence of large portions of Indians and Chinese. Browse subcategories by country: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Flag of Tonga

Tonga Flag and Meaning

Flag of Tonga Tonga Flag Meaning The flag of Tonga was adopted when the parliament of Tonga...

Flag of Samoa

Samoa Flag and Meaning

Flag of Samoa Samoa Flag Meaning The colors of the flag are traditional for Samoa. The stars...

Flag of Tuvalu

Tuvalu Flag and Meaning

Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu Flag Meaning The flag of Tuvalu was adopted in connection with the country’s...

Flag of Nauru

Nauru Flag and Meaning

Flag of Nauru Nauru Flag Meaning The darker blue color is a symbol of both sky and...

Flag of Palau

Palau Flag and Meaning

Flag of Palau Palau Flag Meaning The yellow circle is a symbol of the moon. The full...

Flag of Fiji

Fiji Flag and Meaning

Flag of Fiji Fiji Flag Meaning Fiji’s flag has a light blue color with Fiji’s coat of...

Vanuatu Country Population

Vanuatu Population

Vanuatu consists of over 80 islands in the Pacific. The inhabitants belong to many different groups of...

Tuvalu Population

Tuvalu Population

The island state of Tuvalu is one of the world’s smallest countries in both area and population....

Tonga Population

Tonga Population

Tonga was called “Friendly Islands” after Captain James Cook was kindly received in the 18th century. The...

Samoa Country Population

Samoa Population

Samoa was the first country in the region to become independent. The country has strong historical and...

Palau Population

Palau consists of eight larger and over 250 smaller islands, and is one of the world’s smallest...

Nauru Population

Nauru Population

Nauru is one of the world’s smallest nations in terms of area and population. The country’s economy...