Nonestica

Nonestica

Nonestica, also known as the Continent of Imagination, is a fictional continent within L. Frank Baum's Oz universe on which the Land of Oz is located. It is located in the fictional Nonestic Ocean and contains the countries of Oz, Ev, Ix, Mo (Phunniland), Noland, The Forest of Burzee and the Laughing Valley of Hohaho, the unidentified Kingdom of Dreams and many others. Due to the course of Dorothy's shipwreck in Ozma of Oz on her way to Australia, it has been speculated that Nonestica might be imagined to be located in the Pacific Ocean between California and Australia in geographical position, but this is impossible to verify. It does, however, appear to be in the same hemisphere as Kansas.

The name 'Nonestica' derives from the Latin phrase "non est", meaning "it does not exist". The name does not appear in any canon Oz book; however, "Nonestic Ocean" does. The name "Nonestica" was proposed by Robert R. Pattrick for the name of the continental mainland in his book of essays, Unexplored Territory in Oz. He proposed "Ozeria" as the name of the entire continent, including its islands.

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