Given the available definition of Americana as pertaining to "artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States", are there any equivalent terms which pertain to folklore and cultural heritage of locales or cultures other than those of the United States?
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There are three suffixes principally added to a concept to represent all things relating to that concept:
This seems to be the most productive suffix, and a web search will turn up a scattering of results for collection of + Egyptiana, Hiberniana (for Ireland), Israeliana, Vietnamiana, and even South Africana.
This is an older lot, but some terms in active use include Hebraica and Judaica (pertaining to the Hebrew and Jewish people), Hispanica (Spain), and Nipponica (Japan), although the last sounds dated to me. Japonica is a word, but seems only to refer to plants originated in Japan.
I could not think of any examples in current usage for a particular country. It is suggested to be more productive than -ica, but since so many countries already end in -ia or -a, it would not make a suitable derived form in this particular set.
You might add Judaica to the same list.
The meaning is perhaps more restricted than Americana and Australiana, and incorporates a different morpheme, but is in the same ball park.
The morpheme -a, added to adjectives in -an, -ean, -ian, is not only restricted to demonyms, though. One also has, for instance, Dickensiana, and Shakespearena. In a similar vein, there is a collection of essays in defence of evolution by Asa Gray, called Darwiniana, and the popular name of one of Tchaikovsky’s suites is Mozartiana.