Map showing islands of Remote Oceania in red
Map displaying a section of Remote Oceania

Remote Oceania is the part of Oceania first settled within the last 5,000 to 5,500 years (i.e. since 3500 BC), comprising (first inhabitants) the Chamorro from the Marianas Islands, all Micronesian Islands (such as the Caroline Islands including Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae and the Line Islands including Kiribati), south-eastern Island Melanesia and islands in the open Pacific east of the Solomon Islands: Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Polynesia, the Santa Cruz Islands, and Vanuatu.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Steadman, 2006. Extinction & biogeography of tropical Pacific birds