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Line breaks: in¦ti|chi¦uma
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntɪtʃɪˈuːmə

Definition of intichiuma in English:

plural noun

Sacred ceremonies performed by some Central Australian Aborigines with the purpose of increasing the number of totemic plants or animals and thus ensuring a good food supply.



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