Definition of boylya in English:

boylya

noun

Australian
  • An Aborigine thought to have spiritual and magical powers.

    • ‘Weban was known as a boylya or 'native doctor' with extraordinary powers.’
    • ‘In West Australia, the boylya or Medicine Man invokes the crystal to descry the result of distant expeditions.’
    • ‘In Western Australia the sorcerer (or boylya) watched the fumes arising from leaves and twigs thrown into a grave prepared for the deceased’

Origin

From Nyungar bolya.

Pronunciation:

boylya

/ˈbɔɪljə/