Example sentences for: aboriginal

How can you use “aboriginal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • According to the Age 's story, "an Aboriginal 'embassy' will be set up in Sydney for the duration of the Olympics to lobby visiting VIPs and media."

  • Both the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age of Melbourne gave prominent coverage Monday to aboriginal leaders' plans to use the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games to bring global attention to the plight of indigenous Australians.

  • Aboriginal etymologies are now mostly settled, the historical and geographical evidence of a word's early use being brought collectively to bear as in the case of kangaroo .

  • The settlers quickly discovered that knowledge of Dharuk (the Aboriginal language spoken in Sydney) was of no help to them in communicating with the local Aborigines—unless the Aborigines had learned words from the settlers in the belief that they were English, as indeed happened with some pidgin terms and, in the west, with boomerang .

  • On the other there were new names, borrowings from Aboriginal languages, like boobook, dingo, koala, kurrajong, wallaby, wallaroo, waratah, and wombat, all from Dharuk (the Sydney language); descriptive names like blackbutt, bottlebrush, duckbill, flooded gum, and gumtree; or popular adoptions of scientific names like banksia, callistemon, casuarina, boronia, eucalyptus, and platypus.


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