List of English words of Australian Aboriginal origin

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These words of Australian Aboriginal origin include some that are almost universal in the English-speaking world, such as kangaroo and boomerang. Many such words have also become loaned words in other languages beyond English, while some are restricted to Australian English

Flora and fauna

Environment

Aboriginal culture

Describing words

  • Koori - Aboriginal people from Victoria and New South Wales
  • cooee
  • Nunga - Aboriginal people from South Australia
  • Murri - Aboriginal people from Queensland
  • Noongar - Aboriginal people from southern Western Australia
  • Palawa - Aboriginal people from Tasmania
  • yabber - to talk
  • yakka - work
  • yarndi (slang term for marijuana)

Place names

Names

English words often assumed but not of Aboriginal origin

References

[3]

  1. ^ "Australian slang - a story of Australian English". Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  2. ^ http://theperthfiles.blogspot.com.au/2006/04/bull-ants-boondies-bogans-and-bore.html
  3. ^ http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-slang
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