Today I am going to write about the 7th continent of the world named Australia. In this document, I will discuss my personal experience of living in Australia as well as some facts and figures to give an idea about the lifestyle in Australia. It is one of the smallest continents but on the other hand, it is the world largest country with least population, only about 0.3% of the earth population live here. A really vast topic but I will be concise in my writing and stick to a key fact of living in Australia so when you come for a visit there will be a lot for you to explore.
Australia does not have any official language but they do have a language entrenched as the de facto national language “English” quite similar in writing to British English, although there are some differences in spellings. Australians have a distinctive accent as compare to other varieties of English spoken in various countries.
According to the Australian Bureau of statistic(ABS) around 70% to 80% of the population aged five and over speak English living in Australia and only 2% don’t speak English at all. Apart from English, Mandarin is the most common language spoken by Australians but with the arrival of new migrants, some other languages also introduced in the community such as Arabic (1.4%), Vietnamese (1.2%), Italian (1.2%) etc.
Australian Aboriginal Language
Australia uses to have more than 250 aboriginal social grouping in the late 18th century. In 1788 when the first European fleet arrived, Australian use to speak 250 indigenous languages. Well out of all these languages only 20 survived, spoke by people in their homes and even taught to the students in a school nowadays.