from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of an Aboriginal people of southeast Australia, the first to be encountered by English settlers in 1788 and since the mid-19th century culturally assimilated into the Australian population.
- n. The extinct Pama-Nyungan language of the Dharuk.
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- proper n. The language of the Australian aboriginal people who lived in the area of what is now Sydney from the southern shore of Port Jackson south to Botany Bay and as far inland as what is now Camden and Penrith. Closely related to Dhurga and Thurawal.
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Etymology: Dharuk Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area bumariny
That is not because their presence had made no impact on English, for more than fifty words were borrowed from Dharuk, most of them in the early period.
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