Tasmania

[taz-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
Related formsTas·ma·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Tasmanian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Tasmania or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Tasmania

Tasmania

noun
  1. an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles)Former name (1642–1855): Van Diemen's Land
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