Place Name AUSTRALIA

TYPE: Region & Country
PRONOUNCED: aw-STRAYL-yə (English), aw-STRAY-lee-ə (English)   [details]

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/CULTURES: Australie (French), Australien (German), Austrália (Portuguese)
SAME SPELLING: Austrália