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Koori

Pronunciation: /ˈkʊəri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural Kooris)

Australian
An Aborigine (used by some Aborigines to refer to themselves).
Example sentences
  • And it is in this sense that we can understand the role that photos have taken on for Kooris.
  • In the first six months of the program, arrests of young Kooris declined by almost 40 per cent.
  • Victorian Kooris now legally own less than one percent of the original land they occupied before British colonisation.

Origin

From Awabakal (an Aboriginal language), literally 'man'.

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