(in Australian Aboriginal English) a white man.
- ‘So if there was a particular problem for which they needed balanda help, they would go to one they felt in good relationship with.’
- ‘His mother, principal of the local school, blames the balanda (whitefellas).’
- ‘Now balanda's actually a Macassan bahasa Indonesia term for Dutch person.’
- ‘The Jabiluka uranium mine project will bring more balanda to the region.’
Mid 19th century: from Makasarese balanda, from Malay belanda (alteration of Hollander in the sense ‘Dutchman’).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.