One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Aborigine thought to have spiritual and magical powers.
- ‘Weban was known as a boylya or 'native doctor' with extraordinary powers.’
- ‘In Western Australia the sorcerer (or boylya) watched the fumes arising from leaves and twigs thrown into a grave prepared for the deceased’
- ‘In West Australia, the boylya or Medicine Man invokes the crystal to descry the result of distant expeditions.’
From Nyungar bolya.
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