Talk:New Zealand Australians

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New Zealand vs New Zealander[edit]

The correct adjectival demonym for New Zealand is simply "New Zealand" - the term New Zealander is only used as a noun. In this way, New Zealand's demonyms work in the same way as those for Scotland (Scottish/Scot), Denmark (Danish/Dane), Sweden (Swedish/Swede), and several other countries. In this particular article, the term "New Zealand" is being used as an adjective to describe a subset of Australians. Just as no-one tlaks of a "Swede Australian" or a "Dane Australian", so no-one refers to a "New Zealander Australian". The correct grammatical term is "New Zealand Australian", as shown in its use by major news sources on both sides of the Tasman, such as NewstalkZB and The Australian. See also List of adjectival and demonymic forms for countries and nations. Grutness...wha? 02:39, 13 May 2016 (UTC)