澳洲

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Chinese[edit]

 
deep bay; cove; bay; harbor; (abbrev) Australia; Macao
continent; island
simp. and trad.
(澳洲)

Etymology[edit]

From (Ào, abbreviation of 澳大利亞澳大利亚 (Àodàlìyà), from English Australia) + (zhōu, “continent”).

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Proper noun[edit]

澳洲

  1. Australia
  2. (dated) Oceania

Usage notes[edit]

While 澳洲 is commonly used within Australia by speakers of Chinese to denote Australia, it is not always understood outside of Australia, or is misunderstood as Oceania. To prevent confusion, the formal term 澳大利亞澳大利亚 (Àodàlìyà) can be used.

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