There is no definite answer to this type of question, for how big and how permanent does the land mass need to be to be counted? The answer for the number will be in the tens of thousands, certainly more than 10 000 and almost certainly less than
100 000. Some islands will be destroyed by wave action etc, and others will be created by the movement of sediments by ocean currents. And volcanic activity will create new islands, maybe long lived, maybe temporary.
1: Micronesia - 2: Polynesia - 3: Melanesia
Oceania is not a continent, it is a geographical and geopolitical region.The islands that make up the region of Oceania include Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, part of the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.See the related link for a full list.
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
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Oceania consist of many islands, some independent countries, some colonies and others existing as protectorates. Here are a few: French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, East Timor, New Zealand and American Samoa.
The only country in Australia is Australia, and it is made up of a continent of Australia and the island of Tasmania. About 2000km southeast of Australia is New Zealand, a country made up of two main islands and many smaller islands. Like Australia, it is within the geographic region of Oceania. There is a common misconception that Australia is the same as Oceania. It is not. Australia is a continent and a country. It is within the region of Oceania, which is not a continent.
600 islands make up Minrontises
My Answer Is; There are 7,107 islands that make up the phillipine archipelago
There are 322 islands that make up the Fiji Islands. The two main islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
No they call the continent Oceania to include Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and other small islands that make up that continent. Calling the continent just Australia was leaving out many islands that are around there that weren't being included as "part" of the continent when people where looking at it though they actually are.
A continent named Oceania.