Definition of Aranda in English:


Pronunciation /əˈrʌntə//aˈruːndə/

noun & adjective

  • variant form of Arrernte
    • ‘Men in Aranda society hunted with a variety of implements including spears, spear throwers, and nonreturning boomerangs.’
    • ‘That's from Journey to Horseshoe Bend, a Cantata that tells the tale of an old Lutheran Pastor, his son and their relationship to the Aranda people at Hermannsburg, also known as Ntaria in Central Australia.’
    • ‘Among the aboriginal Aranda people, the earth was believed to be desolate during the period of the Dreaming, while beneath the earth, the moon and the sun and a multitude of uncreated supernatural beings slumbered.’
    • ‘Some of the children taken in at Oodnadatta, and later Quorn and Eden Hills, were of Aranda, Arabana, Antakarinja or Pitjantjatjara background.’
    • ‘So, does the beautiful title of the biography evoke the man, his work or the Aranda culture that was his subject?’
    • ‘Gillen was a trusted ally of the Aranda people, and he and Spencer were able to spend long periods with them.’
    • ‘He was a Western Aranda man from Lukaria, a site on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges, a little west of north of Glen Helen, so could not speak the language of the Warlpiri and Anmatyerre of the Lander River country.’
    • ‘Their study of the Aranda Aborigines of Central Australia is still widely quoted.’
    • ‘Previously the only paintings produced by Aboriginal artists for sale were by the Aranda water colorists trained in a European landscape style at the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission.’
    • ‘The Arrernte people are also referred to as Aranda, Arunta, Arrarnta and other spellings.’
    • ‘There are several thousand speakers of dialects of the Western Desert Language (the best-known of which is Pitjantjatjara) and of Aranda, around Alice Springs.’
    • ‘Being able to speak or at least understand a few words in the Aranda language did little to improve relations between the Aborigines and the neighbouring station owners.’
    • ‘Loritja [Luritja] is a name applied by the Aranda [Arrernte] to all the Western Desert speech groups.’
    • ‘It is the privileged knowledge he gained at his father's side, and also that offered to him later in life by the old Aranda men, that provided the foundation for his immense, authoritative and deeply controversial scholarship.’
    • ‘Originally it was a small community established with the development of a mission set up by Lutheran pastors for the Aranda people in the 1880's.’