Oceania (no, not the Empire in Orwell's 1984), is the collection of islands. Exactly which islands is dependent on whom you ask. We're using these islands:
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
So we're including Australia, New Zealand, and islands almost from Asia to America. Though we're excluding the Asian islands of Japan and the Philippines. Oceania...
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...was first discovered by Europeans when Ferdinand Magellan (almost) circumnavigated the world (he died en route). The French then colonized many of the islands, with the British getting that big one.
Now, almost all of the islands are politically independent.
As one can imagine, a lot of the dishes involve the many fishes found in the region.