Example sentences for: aboriginal

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

  • 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.

  • Australian pidgin acquired a second negative, borak , used as an alternative to baal or in a figurative sense for humbug, nonsense, or rubbish, from Wathawurung, whence came also an exclamation merrygig well done and coolie , a derogatory term for a person who partnered an Aboriginal woman.

  • And, in the absence of a memory of its British use, the Aboriginal, being to hand, seemed to some a possible source.

  • Of these, hump is now the most commonly used, in the general sense of a hut or temporary dwelling, whether of Aboriginal or European provenance.

  • This comes after suggestions of an indigenous boycott of the games were rejected, in part because several aboriginal athletes, such as track star Cathy Freeman, are medal contenders, and after the Olympic organizing committee "did a back flip" and decided to fly the indigenous flag at official venues.


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