Meaning of Wallacea in English:

Wallacea

proper noun

Zoology
  • A zoogeographical area constituting a transition zone between the Oriental and Australian regions, east of Wallace's line. It is generally held to comprise Sulawesi and other islands between the two continental shelves.

Origin

1920s from the name of A. R. Wallace (see Wallace, Alfred Russel).

Pronunciation

Wallacea

/wɒˈleɪsɪə/