Australia

EnglishEdit

 
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Satellite image of Australia (English def. 1)

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EtymologyEdit

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.

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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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  • Maori: Ahitereiria
  • Tokelauan: Auhitalia

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AlbanianEdit

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Australia f

  1. definite nominative of Australi

AsturianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /au̯s̺tralia/, [au̯s̺.t̪ra.li.a]

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Australia inan

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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Central Huasteca NahuatlEdit

Proper nounEdit

Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

Central NahuatlEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (a country in Oceania)

FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯strɑ(ː)liɑ/, [ˈɑu̯s̠t̪rɑ(ː)ˌliɑ] (long vowel more common)
  • Rhymes: -iɑ
  • Syllabification: aust‧ra‧li‧a

Proper nounEdit

Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Australia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Australia
genitive Australian
partitive Australiaa
illative Australiaan
singular plural
nominative Australia
accusative nom. Australia
gen. Australian
genitive Australian
partitive Australiaa
inessive Australiassa
elative Australiasta
illative Australiaan
adessive Australialla
ablative Australialta
allative Australialle
essive Australiana
translative Australiaksi
instructive
abessive Australiatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Australia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Australiani Australiamme
2nd person Australiasi Australianne
3rd person Australiansa

In Australia = Australiassa.

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GalicianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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IdoEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [aʷus.t(ə)raliʲa]
  • Hyphenation: aus‧tra‧lia

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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

InterlinguaEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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Australia f

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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LatinEdit

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Austrālia f sg (genitive Austrāliae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Australia

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First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Austrālia
Genitive Austrāliae
Dative Austrāliae
Accusative Austrāliam
Ablative Austrāliā
Vocative Austrālia

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Australia, from Latin terra austrālis incōgnita.

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Australia f

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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RomanianEdit

 
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Australia f

  1. Australia (a country in Oceania)
  2. Australia (a continent)

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SicilianEdit

 
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Australia (f)

  1. Australia (a country in Oceania)
  2. Australia (a continent)

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SpanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ausˈtɾalja/, [au̯sˈt̪ɾa.lja]

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Australia f

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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SwahiliEdit

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Australia

  1. Australia (a continent and country in Oceania)

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