Definition of Kamilaroi in English:

Share this entry

Kamilaroi

Pronunciation: /käˈmēläroi/

noun (plural same)

1A member of a group of Australian Aboriginal peoples of northeastern New South Wales.
Example sentences
  • The Kamilaroi had been attacking stock and had killed several stockmen in the area; aggrieved squatters were demanding that government provide ‘protection’.
  • The Kamilaroi were nomadic hunters and gatherers with a band-level social organization.
  • However, there are thousands of people of mixed descent both within the native populations as well as immigrant populations, who identify themselves as Kamilaroi.
2The language of the Kamilaroi, a language now extinct.
Example sentences
  • I have found numerous cognates between Kamilaroi and Tamil of India.
  • Kamilaroi is also taught in some Australian schools.

adjective

Relating to the Kamilaroi or their language.
Example sentences
  • He was born at Condobolin, NewSouth Wales, of Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi descent.
  • Tim Lehâ is 26-years-old, of Kamilaroi and Tongan heritage.
  • She may be Kamilaroi woman, and if she's a Kamilaroi woman, well then she needs Kamilaroi spiritual philosophy.

Origin

The name in Kamilaroi.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Ka·mi·la·roi

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.