What is the Official Language of Australia?

Apart from being an official language of Australia, there is a great deal of Australian English speaking in Australia. The distinguishing feature of Australian English from other English is its accents and words. On the other hand, there are a few languages spoken in Australia, including Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Greek, Vietnamese and Spanish.

The teaching language in Australia is English. However, since Australia is a country of about 200 nations’ immigrants, and every nation has its own language, the number of languages spoken in the country is quite high. However, the national official language is English in all educational institutions and all means of communication, government and private institutions and organizations. English is spoken by about 81 percent of the population. In addition, 12 percent of native languages are spoken in the country. In addition to the language spoken by the Aboriginal natives, in the country Italian, Arabic, Greek and Vietnamese is spoken by minority groups.

Is Australian English Easy to Understand?

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Female lips close up with a picture flag of Australia.

English in Australia does not differ much from other English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, and the grammar and sentence structures used are standard English. However, some vocabulary and expressions have gained a specific Australian character due to many uses. Some of these may be interesting and surprising for newcomers to Australia. There are different sources of words and spoken words in spoken language. Some of them are an abbreviation of long words. Most of these are expressions previously used by immigrants from northern England and then adapted as Australian words.