Continent. Islands are frequently grouped with a neighbouring continent to divide all the world's land into geopolitical regions.
Under this scheme, most of the island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean are grouped together with the continent of Australia to form a geopolitical region called Oceania which replaces the continent of Australia. Definitions and application A Dymaxion map shows land masses with minimal shape distortion. By convention, "continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water. Continents high and low.