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murri Line breaks: murri
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌri/

Definition of murri in English:

noun (plural same or murris)

An Aborigine (used by some Aborigines to refer to themselves).
Example sentences
  • You learn a lot about your culture and stuff and we get taught our own murri dances and stuff.
  • Also, as regards terminology, though most of the women in the book use koori / murri / etc. when referring to themselves, they also seem perfectly comfortable using ‘aboriginal’, particularly when speaking about more general issues.


From Kamilaroi (and other Aboriginal languages) mari 'the Aboriginal people', also 'people generally'.

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