Definition of boylya in English:

boylya

Line breaks: boy¦lya
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪljə
 
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noun

Australian
  • An Aborigine thought to have spiritual and magical powers.
    More example sentences
    • Weban was known as a boylya or 'native doctor' with extraordinary powers.
    • In West Australia, the boylya or Medicine Man invokes the crystal to descry the result of distant expeditions.
    • In Western Australia the sorcerer (or boylya) watched the fumes arising from leaves and twigs thrown into a grave prepared for the deceased

Origin

from Nyungar bolya.

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