(In Australian Aboriginal English) a white man.
More example sentences
- His mother, principal of the local school, blames the balanda (whitefellas).
- Now balanda's actually a Macassan bahasa Indonesia term for Dutch person.
- The Jabiluka uranium mine project will bring more balanda to the region.
mid 19th century: from Makasarese balanda, from Malay belanda (alteration of Hollander in the sense 'Dutchman').