Catch-all term for the five feeder regions where new nations are born:
- *(in alphabetical order)
Regions and terminology
Note: These are not the only regions with 'pacific' in their names. There are also regions known as simply North Pacific, South Pacific, etc.; the Northeast Pacific, the Southsouthwest Pacific; or even The Lemurian Pacific. None of these, however, have any of the characteristics that make the five regions above different from all other regions.
Often a Pacific region will be referred to in shorthand without the article "the" preceding it. For example, "South Pacific", instead of "the South Pacific", or "The South Pacific".