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Austro- is a combining form that may refer either to Austria or to Australia.

Meaning 1: Austria, Austrian

  • The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved early in the 20th century.

Meaning 2: Australia, Australian

  • Javanese is an Austronesian language.