austro-, austr-, austral-, auster- +

(Latin: south, south wind, southern)

Archipel Indo-Australien
Indo-Australian Archipelago: The combined region formed by the Malay Peninsula, northern Australia, and the numerous islands of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Melanesia.
aurora australis
Dawn of the southern wind, the southern lights.
Aurora Australis or aurora australis; southern lights
A pattern of differently colored lights that are sometimes seen in the night sky in the most southern parts of the world or the Southern Hemisphere.
Aurora, auroa
1. An atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force.
2. The most intense of the several luminous atmospheric lights appearing sometimes at night as streamers or bands of light occurring in the upper atmosphere over the middle and high latitudes and seen most often in the Artic and Antarctic regions.

It is thought to be caused by charged particles from the sun entering the earth's magnetic field and stimulating molecules in the atmosphere.

3. When capitalized, Aurora is the goddess of the dawn, the first light of day.

In Roman mythology, she was the goddess of the dawn; however, in Greek her name was Eos.

Auster
1. The south wind personified.
2. The south wind.
austral
1. Relating to, belonging to, or coming from the south.
2. A reference to or coming from the south: "The austral winds were pushing us northward."
3. Of the south or coming from the south: "My ancestors sailed the austral seas."
4. The basic unit of money in Argentina; equal to 100 centavos.
Australasia
The geographical region of Oceania consisting of Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific.
Australasian
Relating to or found in Australasia.
Australia
1. A nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent and the island of Tasmania.

Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated to Australia from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; while the first Europeans were British convicts who were sent there when it was used as a penal colony.

2. The smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Australian, Austral, Austal.
1. The Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines; consisting of more than a hundred languages.
2. A native or inhabitant of Australia.
3. Relating to or characteristic of Australia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
4. In zoogeography: belonging to a geographical division comprising Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Celebes, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, and adjacent smaller islands.
Australic, australic
1. When capitalized, a reference to Australia.
2. In lower case, a reference to "south" or "southern".
Australis
A reference to Aurora Australis.
australize
To tend toward the south pole; such as, a magnet.
australopithecine (s), australopithecines (pl)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of these extinct human-like primates.
2. Any of several extinct human-like small-brained bipedal primates of the genus Australopithecus; existing from 1 to 4 million years ago.
australopithecus
An extinct genus of small-brained, large-toothed bipedal hominids that lived in Africa between one and four million years ago.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; anemo-; atmo-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.