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Australian

[ aw-streyl-yuhn ]
/ ɔˈstreɪl yən /
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adjective
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.
noun
a native or inhabitant of Australia.
an Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.
Also called Aus·tral·ian Ab·o·rig·i·nal lan·guag·es . the group of languages of the Aborigines of Australia, consisting of about three hundred languages. Abbreviations: Austral, Austral.
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Origin of Australian

First recorded in 1690–70 for def. 5; Australi(a) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Australian

Australian
/ (ɒˈstreɪlɪən) /

noun
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
adjective
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
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