The Heptanesos has seven of them.
What are they?
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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
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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