A continent that is in the southern hemisphere and located southwest of Asia is an example of Australia.
A large country located east of the Indian Ocean and southwestern of the Pacific Ocean that includes Tasmania is an example of Australia.
Origin of australia
- ModL < L (terra) australis, southern (land): see austral
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- 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.