Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning
2 Rev ed
OUP Australia and New Zealand
R. M. W. Dixon
1 Jan 2006
Australian Aboriginal Words in English records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English and provides a fascinating insight into the contact between the first Australians and European settlers. The words are grouped according to subject, and for each one there is information on the Aboriginal language from which it derives, the date of its first written use in English, and its present meaning and pronunciation. This book brings them together and provides the fullest available information about their Aboriginal background and their Australian English History.