Example sentences for: aboriginal

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

  • But there are genuine regionalism lurking in both the written and the spoken language: corinna (an Aboriginal name for the Tasmanian tiger), mariner (a corruption of the Aboriginal merrina for a seashell used as a physical ornament), quoib (an Aboriginal term for a wombat), and wing-wang (again an Aboriginal term, this time for a fiery piece of lighted bark thrown by Aborigines).

  • And, third, as a matter of governmental policy, Aboriginal names for flora and fauna have been preferred.

  • 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 first languages that the Europeans encountered, those once spoken on the east coast of Australia, survive only as they were recorded by the settlers and have been reconstructed in the light of later acquired knowledge of the family of Aboriginal languages as a whole.

  • This was to give Phillip and others their first intimation that there was more than one Aboriginal language; but, so distinctive and so immediately made a symbol of the country was the animal itself, and the word rapidly took on in English and, indeed, in French.

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