Australia
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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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Australie (French), Australien (German), Austrália (Portuguese)
SAME SPELLING: Austrália