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The Heptanesos has seven of them. What are they?

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Answer: islands

The name Heptanesos - which derives from the Greek hepta, seven, and nesos, islands - denotes an Ionian Island group off the west coast of Greece that stretches south from the Albanian coast to the southern tip of the Peloponnese. Similarly: Polynesia, many islands, Indonesia, Indian islands, and Melanesia the black islands.


and Micronesia, small islands. Why not call Australia Macronesia ?

[Mootguy: I believe that the name is already taken: the Canary Islands are in Macronesia. Paul Theroux in "The Happy Isles of Oceania" calls Australia and New Zealand "Meganesia."]
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