Australia is a proper noun. Australia is (1) a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony, (2) the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
The following articles provide more information about the proper noun Australia.
- Map Of Australia
The continent of Australia includes the islands of Oceania. Australia and Oceania are sometimes called Australasia, and consist of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and many other small islands.
- Australia Travel Guide
Australia is a continent that is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Learn more about travel and tourism in Australia on this page.
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