• Australia is termed "Down Under" due to it's location on the globe (when north is up). It is percieved to be at the bottom of the world. Hence "down under".
  • It is referred to as that because it is just fun to say! " How is it going down unda'?" That is so much funner to say than, " How is it going in Australia?"
  • G'day Egao, Thank you for your question. Unlike Africa or South America, it is entirely in the Southern Hemisphere and shown as such on maps and globes. The Men at Work song helped make the term popular as well. Regards Wikipedia Down Under
  • From an America centered view, just like the term "far-east" or "Middle east"

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