Translations For Outback & Country (Rural) in Other Languages

Words for ‘country’ or ‘rural’ in other languages:

  • Australia — ‘bush’, ‘country’, 'back country', ‘the sticks’, 'the inland'
  • U.S. — ‘the west’
  • Argentina — ‘campero’

Words and expressions for ‘outback’ in other languages:

The word ‘outback’ is commonly used by residents of coastal Australia and those in the tourism industry to refer to sparsely settled areas such as the interior and remote coastal regions such as Cape York Peninsula and the Kimberleys.

Australians living out in the sticks usually refer to the place they live as ‘the bush’.

  • English (primarily urban Australia) — ‘outback’
  • Dutch (Nederlands) — ‘verafgelegen schaars bewoonde streek’
  • Français (France) — ‘la brousse’
  • Deutsch (German) — ‘hinterland’, ‘busch’
  • Dansk (Danish) — 'odemarken'
  • Italiano (Italy) — ‘provincia’, ‘entroterra’
  • Português (Portugal) — ‘terras no interior da Austràlia’
  • Español (Spanish) — ‘interior’, ‘el campo’ (Argentina)
  • Svenska (Swedish) — ‘vildmark, ‘obygd’

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Many hours of work have been spent compiling these pages of translations, cross checking as much as possible, to ensure accuracy. But because I am not a linguistics expert all words and meanings translated here should be cross checked with other sources before being quoted, because I am not able to guarantee there are no errors.

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