Oceania-> The Ocean
The Ocean

      People living on a large land mass may think of Melanesia and Polynesia as "small islands in the vast ocean" and that the land is narrow, small, remote and isolated.

      However, to islanders, life is centered on the concept of "an ocean with scattered islands". It is not just about island size, but also about the vast ocean and the resources that lie within.

The Ocean (1'40") 

      Islanders are at home on the water, and naturally learn much about the sea and marine navigation.

      The ocean provides resources for living and is a crucial part of myths, religious beliefs and historical events.

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