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[taz-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /tæzˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km).
Capital: Hobart.
Formerly Van Diemen's Land.
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Tasmanian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles) Former name (1642–1855) Van Diemen's Land
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