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Dharuk Language Notes

Dharuk is the (extinct ?) Pama-Nyungan language spoken in Australia.

The most famous word from this language is "boomerang" which is a stereotypical word associated with Australia. Many of the words are the names of animals and birds.

barrack jeer at  
boomerang   A stick weapon that returns to the thrower.
budgerigar   A bird.
dingo   A wild Australian dog.
koala   A bear-like tail-less Australian marsupial.
wallaby   A small species of kangaroo.
wombat   Small Australian marsupial.

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