Tasmania

geographical name
Tas·​ma·​nia | \ taz-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce Tasmania (audio) , -nyə\

Definition of Tasmania

1 or before 1856 Van Diemen's Land \ van-​ˈdē-​mənz How to pronounce Van Diemen's Land (audio) \ island in the South Pacific separated from the southeastern part of mainland Australia by Bass Strait
2 state of southeastern Australia south of Victoria and coextensive with the island of Tasmania; capital Hobart area 26,383 square miles (68,332 square kilometers), population 495,354

Other Words from Tasmania

Tasmanian \ taz-​ˈmā-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Tasmanian (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

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