Definition of Dharuk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌrʊk/


[mass noun]
An Aboriginal language of the area around Sydney, Australia, now extinct.
Example sentences
  • It says the word is ‘early nineteenth century, from Dharuk.’
  • The word, meaning traditional Aboriginal ceremony, is a word that derives from the Dharuk language of Port Jackson and was adopted by Europeans in the first years of white settlement.
  • William Dawes collected some Dharuk and the Dharuk descendants have learnt what they can and the same thing has happened with Awabakal.

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