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Anangu

Line breaks: An¦angu
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːnɑːŋuː
 
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Definition of Anangu in English:

noun (plural same)

Australian
An Aborigine, especially one from central Australia.
Example sentences
  • For example, we have Arrernte, Warlpiri, Anangu and other Australian Aboriginal people, over 50 Torres Strait Islanders and many others with English as a second language or from a non-English speaking background.
  • The Anangu aboriginal people respect this rock as a mother.
  • At the visitor's center at Uluru there is a message from the Anangu, the Aboriginal custodians of the site.

Origin

from Western Desert (an Aboriginal language), literally 'person'.

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