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Aboriginal Words of Australia

Aboriginal Words of Australia


Reed A W

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Is Kangaroo an Aboriginal word? What does brolga mean? Many of the words Australians use every day have their origins in some of the hundreds of Aboriginal languages once spoken across the land. This book is a fascinating reference for anyone interested in knowing more about the original inhabitants of this vast continent. Featuring Aboriginal words from around Australia arranged alphabetically in two sections, English-Aboriginal and Aboriginal-English, and includes a small selection of common phrases and sentences.

ISBN: 9781876334161
Author: Reed A W
Publication date: 01/06/1998
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Dimension: 198mm X 130mm

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