Definition of Anangu in English:



  • An Aborigine, especially one from central Australia.

    • ‘At the visitor's center at Uluru there is a message from the Anangu, the Aboriginal custodians of the site.’
    • ‘A spokesperson for the resort would make no comment other than saying: ‘Ayers Rock Resort remains committed to working together with Anangu and members of the Mutitjulu community at Uluru.’’
    • ‘For example, we have Arrernte, Warlpiri, Anangu and other Australian Aboriginal people, over 50 Torres Strait Islanders and many others with English as a second language or from a non-English speaking background.’
    • ‘The Anangu aboriginal people respect this rock as a mother.’
    • ‘We visit the places in Central Australia sacred to the traditional owners, the Anangu people - Uluru and Kata Tjuta.’


From Western Desert (an Aboriginal language), literally ‘person’.