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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of northern Australia west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The country's largest Aboriginal reservation is here.

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  • proper noun An area of 97,000 sq. km in the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, Australia, controlled by the Northern Land Council, inhabited by local Aboriginals.

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Examples

  • In stunning Nitmiluk National Park, go on a guided cruise through Kath­erine Gorge, a series of 13 gorges cut in­to the Arnhem Land plateau by the Katherine River.

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  • He was just back from Gove in Arnhem Land as part of his medical training so we chatted about his experiences of medical care in some very remote communities.

    Across the Nullarbor

  • "We found stories with descriptions of cosmic impacts and meteorite falls related to places in Arnhem Land – we assume there are more meteorite craters out there and science doesn't even know about their existence yet," he said.

    Dreamtime Meteor Impact Found with Google Earth | Universe Today

  • The Devil You Know Allen & Unwin depicts vividly Arnhem Land, where the author herself lives.

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  • In stunning Nitmiluk National Park, go on a guided cruise through Kath­erine Gorge, a series of 13 gorges cut in­to the Arnhem Land plateau by the Katherine River.

    The Ghan: luxury train trip from Adelaide-Darwin

  • The Park contains many sacred sites of religious significance, some 1,000 archaeological sites of Aboriginal culture and an estimated 15,000 rock art sites in a number of styles in richly decorated caves concentrated along the Arnhem Land escarpment, some dating back 18,000 years recording animal species no longer present.

    Kakadu National Park, Australia

  • The rugged sandstone massif of Arnhem Land extends over a relatively flat landscape along the northern coast of Australia.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • The sandstone massif of western Arnhem Land harbors a highly endemic biota, with endemism seen across many animal and plant groups.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • The Park extends from coastal and riverine floodplains to lowland hills and basins some 160 km south, and from the dissected Arnhem Land plateau and sandstone escarpment in the east to the wooded Koolpinyah surface savanna 120 km west.

    Kakadu National Park, Australia

  • Of particular note is the flora of the sandstone formations of the western Arnhem Land escarpment, where some species are relict and many are endemic.

    Kakadu National Park, Australia

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