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Meaning of Australian

Aus•tral•ian

Pronunciation: (ô-strāl'yun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Australia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
  2. belonging to a geographical division comprising Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Celebes, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, and adjacent smaller islands.
  3. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Australia and Tasmania.
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Australia.
  2. an Aborigine of Australia.
  3. the phylum of languages spoken by the Aborigines of Australia, consisting of more than a hundred languages.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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