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Syllabification: Tas·ma·ni·a
Pronunciation: /tazˈmānyə

Definition of Tasmania in English:

A state in Australia that consists of the mountainous island of Tasmania itself and several smaller islands; separated from the southeast coast of mainland Australia by the Bass Strait; population 497,529 (2008); capital, Hobart. It was known as Van Diemen’s Land until 1855.



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Example sentences
  • Research shows that Tasmanians are the least active people in Australia.
  • It was the first time I had been across there, and both of us found the seascape around us strange and unfamiliar, although both of us were native Tasmanians.
  • A number of high profile Tasmanian stories have recently been broken by mainland media outlets, and Tasmanians can expect more of the same if ABC management get their way.

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