Definition of Alcheringa in English:

Alcheringa

(also Alchera)

noun

  • (in the mythology of some Australian Aborigines) the ‘golden age’ when the first ancestors were created.

    Also called Dreamtime
    • ‘'Alcheringa' is an aboriginal word meaning "of the past", and the aim of this series was to show how Aborigines lived their traditional lifestyle.’
    • ‘Alternative names for Aktjira in other Australian languages include Alchera (Arrernte), Alcheringa, Mura-mura (Dieri), and Tjukurpa (Pitjantjatjara).’
    • ‘Alcheringa is a word borrowed from the Aranda Aboriginal people of Central Australia. It means Place of Dreaming.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Arrernte aljerre-nge in the Dreamtime.

Pronunciation:

Alcheringa

/ˌaltʃəˈrɪŋɡə/