Definition of Aboriginality in English:



mass noun
  • The distinctive culture of aboriginal peoples, especially those in Australia.

    ‘their music reflects their Aboriginality’
    • ‘Greer is vague about what this newfound Aboriginality - in the regrettably unlikely event that white Australians would even contemplate it - might involve.’
    • ‘Letters have been sent to 350 people confirming their Aboriginality, but others will be asked to provide more information about their family history.’
    • ‘These contributions have done much to provide a rationale for the acceptance of Indigenous views in relation to archaeology and an understanding of its role in the construction of Aboriginality.’
    • ‘A lot of tourists wanted to ask her about her Aboriginality and she was pleased to answer.’
    • ‘Parts of the region were settled as late as 1912 by the grandfathers of many of the current landowners and yet virtually all the vestiges of Aboriginality have been erased, apart from the area's whimsical and colorful place names.’
    • ‘It was an assertion of Aboriginality more convincing, and proudly joyful, than any activist manifesto or protest could ever be.’
    • ‘It might be surmised that another reason the census showed more people claiming Aboriginality was their increased confidence to live a life without the general societal and governmental persecution of the past.’
    • ‘In their political and personalised affirmation of Aboriginality, they challenge and detach themselves from the European historical narrative.’
    • ‘The perception of Aboriginality in the art world is linked to the emergence of Western Desert acrylics in the 1970s which then became the face of Australian art in the 1980s.’
    • ‘Stop acting like you have exclusive insights into Aboriginality just because in the 70s when it was trendy you went and hung out with a few Aboriginal people.’
    • ‘The positive value ascribed to traditional culture has been further reinforced by popular images and representations of Aboriginality as an exemplar of timeless continuity.’
    • ‘Highlighting the unique place that Aboriginality occupies in contemporary debates about belonging and displacement, the analysis demonstrates that Radiance, like all texts, carries political meanings.’
    • ‘We create politicians motivated more on proving their Aboriginality than the political agendas they are elected to carry out.’
    • ‘In this paper, I illustrate the way one Aboriginal artist challenged what he perceived as an essentialised concept of Aboriginality, by rejecting rainbow serpent iconography.’
    • ‘Musharbash offers ethnographic detail to ongoing discussions on Aboriginality, indigeneity, social change, and cultural transformation in post-colonial states.’
    • ‘I know plenty of Aboriginal people who are proud of their Aboriginality, and don't feel that they have to adopt white values and white customs in order to feel good about who they are.’
    • ‘The results are most evident in representations of Aboriginality where indigenous artifacts, activities, and people are deployed as national icons in popular culture.’
    • ‘But there's a serious side to her; she laments the fact that she doesn't know as much about Aboriginality as she wants to.’
    • ‘The films mark a departure from the more typical portrayal of Aboriginality on film.’
    • ‘These depictions of Aboriginality are common in Australian film (Langton and tourist promotional material, Waitt) and throughout the mass media.’