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The Koori (from Awabakal language gurri, as spoken in the area of what is today Newcastle, adopted by indigenous people of other areas) are the indigenous Australians that traditionally occupied modern-day New South Wales and Victoria.
The term is used by the aboriginal people of Victoria, parts of New South Wales and Tasmania, describing the indigenous people's own word for themselves. It was originally a word from the North-Coast of New South Wales, recorded for the first time in 1834.
Other names used by Australian Indigenous people
- Anangu in northern South Australia, and neighbouring parts of Western Australia and Northern Territory
- Bama in northern Queensland
- Murri in southern Queensland
- Nunga in southern South Australia
- Nyoongar in southern Western Australia
- Palawah (or Pallawah) in Tasmania.
- Wangai in central Western Australia
- Yamatji in the Gasgoyne and Pilbara regions of Western Australia
- Yolngu in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
- Allwords.com English Dictionary. Definition of koori.
- Bangerang Cultural Centre. Meaning of the word "Koori".
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- Bangerang Cultural Centre. Australia's First Aboriginal Museum.
- Koori Centre at the University of Sydney.
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