Shouldn't Trinidad and Tobago be included as it starts with T?
The Antarctic Ocean northernmost point is 60º S... New Zealand isn't that south: Jacquemart Island is 52º37'10''. And remember, no claim in Antarctica is "valid".
The Indian Ocean ends west of Tasmania, so it doesn't touch New Zealand.
The Pacific Ocean not only touches New Zealand: It surrounds it completely.
The Southern Ocean reaches the southern end of New Zealand, and so New Zealand touches two oceans.
"other country" = another country
less than 50,000 = fewer than 50,000
Just a quick reference on Wikipedia (yes, yes the font of all knowledge...) shows the difference between the continental Australia and the country of Australia is the inclusion of the island of New Guinea, which would also include PNG.
I note that PNG is an acceptable answer in this quiz and submit, therefore, so should Australia. We are definitely a sovereign country and would like to be included in such quizzes...
C'mon, mate - let us play too!
You're saying the difference between the country and continent of Australia is the island New Guinea... Where would New Zealand, Kiribati, F. S. Micronesia, etc fall under? The continent of Australia is so much more than just the country Australia and the island New Guinea.
Oceania has to have a continental landmass, just as North & South America have the Americas and Africa, Asia, and Europe have Afro-Eurasia. The landmass Australia's the largest one in Oceania, so it's logically the best candidate for the continental landmass. Since the country Australia comprises mostly of the landmass Australia, which is considered a continental landmass and therefore not an island, Australia is not an island country.
This would prevent a lot of confusion, since the current caveat sounds like we're saying Australia isn't a country and whether the continent is Australia or Oceania is irrelevant anyways.
The Americas is surrounded by water, does that make it an island?
And yes, I think the caveat was worded in a confusing manner. Perhaps it should say that it's a continental landmass. The rough definition of an island to my belief is an landmass that is not a continental landmass.
The main landmass of Australia is the continental landmass for its continent, it's the only landmass that makes sense for the continent (Oceania / Australia). Therefore, it is not an island.
Hope this clears things up a bit.
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