Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning

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Paperback edition of a book first published in 1990. Prepared by a professor of linguistics, the head of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and an anthropologist, it records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English. Includes an introduction to the nature of Aboriginal languages, short sketches of the languages from which the words are taken and a chapter on the evolution of Aboriginal words which have come into English usage. Contains a language location map and an extensive index.

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