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New Zealand – archipelago or continent?

While trying to remember how the hell to spell archipelago I came across an article that states:

though one usually thinks of New Zealand as an island or archipelago, it is one of the world’s smallest continents, defined biogeographically as a land mass within which birds and mammals can achieve completed speciation

A quick Google reveals that NZ is referred to as a small continent in a couple of places .

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