Type Region & Country
Pronounced Pron. aw-STRAYL-yə(English) aw-STRAY-lee-ə(English) ows-TRA-lya(Spanish) OW-strah-lee-ah(Finnish) ow-STRA-lya(Polish)  [key·IPA]

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 & CulturesAustralija(Bosnian) Avstraliya(Bulgarian) Australija(Croatian) Austrálie(Czech) Australien(Danish) Australië(Dutch) Australie(French) Australien(German) Austrālija(Latvian) Australija(Lithuanian) Austrália(Portuguese) Avstraliya(Russian) Australija(Serbian) Austrália(Slovak) Australien(Swedish) Avstraliya(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingAustrália


Entry updated May 29, 2020