Why is Australia known as Down Under?

Yes it's down there but under what?


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  • Below the equator and I think it has to do with being located in the southern hemisphere and therefore is "below" the other countries on a globe

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  • south of the hemisphere and explorers were looking for a land "under asia"

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  • Uh the equator lol.

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