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TypeRegion & Country
PronouncedPron.aw-STRAYL-yə English
aw-STRAY-lee-ə English
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Meaning & History

Derived from Latin australis meaning "southern". It was formally adopted as the name of the continent (and later country) by the British administrators of the region in 1824.
Other Languages & CulturesAustralie French Australien German Austrália Portuguese
Same SpellingAustrália

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute