Australia

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English[edit]

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Satellite image of Australia (English def. 1)

Etymology[edit]

First attested 16th century, from Latin terra austrālis incōgnita (unknown southern land), from auster (the south wind). Used also in 1693 (quotation below). Popularised by Matthew Flinders in 1814 (quotation below).

Distantly cognate to Austria – same Proto-Indo-European root, but via German where it retained the earlier sense of “east” rather than “south”.

See also Terra Australis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Australia, Macquarie Dictionary) IPA(key): /ɒˈstreɪljə/, /əˈstreɪljə/
  • (Australia) IPA(key): /əˈstræɪ.ljə/, /əˈstræɪ.liː.ə/, /əˈstræɪ.jə/
  • (file)
  • (Tasmanian) IPA(key): /əˈstrɛ.liː.ə/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɒˈstɹeɪ.liː.ə/, /ɒˈstɹeɪ.li.jə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɔˈstɹeɪ.li.ə/, /ɔˈstɹeɪl.jə/, /ɔˈstɹɛəliə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪliə

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. A country in Oceania. Official name: Commonwealth of Australia.
    • 1693: translation of a French novel by Jacques Sadeur (believed to be a pen name of Gabriel de Foigny) titled Les Aventures de Jacques Sadeur dans la Découverte et le Voiage de la Terre Australe published 1692, translation published in London in 1693. Quoted in The Australian Language by Sidney J. Baker, second edition, 1966, chapter XIX, section 1, pages 388-9.
      This is all that I can have a certain knowledge of as to that side of Australia ...
    • 1814, Matthew Flinders, A Voyage to Terra Australis, volume 1 (at Project Gutenberg)
      Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into AUSTRALIA; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.
  2. (geology) The continent of Australia-New Guinea. New Guinea and the intervening islands are also on the Australian tectonic plate and are thus geologically considered part of the continent.

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Albanian[edit]

Albanian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sq

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. definite nominative of Australi

Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ast

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. Australia

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Basque[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Aust‧ra‧li‧a
  • Often pronounced IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯stˌrɑːliɑ/
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯stˌrɑliɑ/ would be consistent with the spelling, and thus perceived as more correct by some

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia

Declension[edit]

In Australia = Australiassa.

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Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia gl

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. Australia

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Indonesian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)

Interlingua[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. Australia

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Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f (genitive Australiae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Australia

Inflection[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Australia
genitive Australiae
dative Australiae
accusative Australiam
ablative Australiā
vocative Australia
locative Australiae

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Australia, from Latin terra austrālis incōgnita (unknown southern land), from auster (the south wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /au̯straliə/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /au̯stralia/
  • Rhymes: -iə,

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æʉstɾɑːljɑ/

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)
  2. Australia (continent)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Australia f

  1. Australia

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External links[edit]

  • Australia” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ro

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. Australia

Declension[edit]

gender f uncountable
Nom/Acc Australia
Gen/Dat Australiei

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

Proper noun[edit]

Australia f

  1. Australia

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Tagalog[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Australia

  1. Australia (country)