Australian Aboriginal words in English: their origin and meaning
Oxford University Press, Nov 30, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 261 pages
Australian Aboriginal Words in English records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English and provides the fullest available information about their Aboriginal background and their Australian English history.
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Acacia Adelaide adjective animal Aranda Arnhem Land Australian languages Australian National Dictionary Australian pidgin Bandjalang bark bird boomerang borrowed Brisbane region Bulletin Sydney bush called Central Australia ceremonies coast corroboree Dharuk dialect dingo Diyari Dyirbal eastern eaten edible English etymologies Eucalyptus European fish Formerly fruit Gaurna genus grammar grass grey Guugu Yimidhirr hunting inland Kamilaroi kangaroo known koala Koori Lake Eyre Linguistics loan words Macropus mainland Australia mallee marsupial meaning Melbourne mulga myall native neighbouring languages North Queensland Northern Territory noun Nyungar Obsolete original Panyjima Perth Perth-Albany region plant probably quandong Queensland River scrub settlers shrub South Australia South Wales south-east south-west New South southern spear species spoken stick stone Sydney Sydney language Sydney region Tasmania term tree tribe verb Victoria vocabulary vowel waddy wallaby warrigal Wemba-wemba Western Australia Western Desert language wild Wiradhuri wombat Wuywurung Yagara Yaralde Yuwaalaraay
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