Example sentences for: aborigines

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

  • The ignorance surrounding the Tasmanian languages betrays the fact that the relationships between convicts and later settlers and the Tasmanian Aborigines were of a hostility unreached elsewhere; the continuing fertility of Nyungar by contrast results from a much happier and more accommodating relationship.

  • 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.

  • He suggested that it was a transferred use of the Queensland Aboriginal word for a particularly noisy bird and that the connection was made by percipient Aborigines who applied it first to the German missionaries of 1838, having noted their garrulousness.

  • All of which seems narracoupa `very good' considering the strenuous efforts made during the Black War of 1831 to disperse the Tasmanian Aborigines.

  • Australian Aborigines of the 19 th century, according to one chronicler, made it a point "to massacre all strangers who fall into their power."

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