Example sentences for: aborigines

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

  • Australian aborigines have long sought acknowledgment of the atrocities inflicted upon them.

  • Third, the Aborigines were widely thought of as backward and uncivilised and, while this attitude persisted, their nomenclature carried no great recommendation.

  • The wallaby and the wallaroo were, like the kangaroo, large marsupials which the Aborigines hunted; the koala was also a marsupial but arboreal in habit and sufficiently unique in appearance to have had the settlers liken it to a bear, a sloth, or a monkey in their naming of it; the wombat was a heavy, thickset marsupial sometimes known as a badger because of its burrowing habit.

  • 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).

  • Somewhat to his surprise and that of others in the party, the Aborigines of Port Jackson (as Sydney Harbour was named) did not recognize the word.

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