- of or relating to Australia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
- Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Celebes, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, and adjacent smaller islands.
- Phytogeography. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Australia and Tasmania.
Origin of Australian
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Examples from the Web for australian
Between June and October 1943, 4,283 British, 1,303 Dutch, 1,630 Australian, and 88 American soldiers died.Riding Thailand’s WWII Death Railway
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An Australian woman in her late twenties told me she was an “honorary Jew” with no actual Jewish heritage.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
His sex-offender pedigree was real, though; Australian police have those certificates.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical
December 16, 2014
At that time, though, my job as a rep for an Australian company made it impossible to leave Australia.Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath
December 2, 2014
The most astonishing came from Ron and Mavis Pirola, a middle-aged Australian couple who have been together for 57 years.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?
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October 12, 2014
Davidson, a plucky Australian officer attached to us, was among the killed.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
The Australian lady set her down as a well-preserved forty at least.Jan and Her Job
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They were accompanied by the Australian cruisers Melbourne and Sydney.
Australian up-country hotels are certainly not meant for rest.
Australian colonists are the most hospitable people in the world.
- a native or inhabitant of Australia
- the form of English spoken in Australia
- a linguistic phylum consisting of the languages spoken by the native Australians
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Australia, the Australians, or their form of English
- of, relating to, or belonging to the phylum of languages spoken by the native Australians
- of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, New Guinea, and the Moluccas
Word Origin and History for australian
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