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Australian Aboriginal Words in English

Their Origin and Meaning

Second Edition

R.M.W Dixon, Bruce Moore, W.S Ramson, Mandy Thomas


Australian Aboriginal Words in English records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English and provides a fascinating insight into the contact between the first Australians and European settlers. The words are grouped according to subject, and for each one there is information on the Aboriginal language from which it derives, the date of its first written use in English, and its present meaning and pronunciation. This book brings them together and provides the fullest available information about their Aboriginal background and their Australian English History.
R.M.W Dixon, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Bruce Moore, Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre

W.S Ramson

Mandy Thomas, Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts, Australian Research Council