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An Aboriginal language of the area around Sydney, Australia, now extinct.
- ‘The word is a borrowing from the Dharuk Aboriginal language, and was first recorded in 1788.’
- ‘It says the word is ‘early nineteenth century, from Dharuk.’’
- ‘William Dawes collected some Dharuk and the Dharuk descendants have learnt what they can and the same thing has happened with Awabakal.’
- ‘When Governor Phillip brought the first group of convicts to Sydney in 1788, he took down some words in the local language, Dharuk.’
- ‘The word, meaning traditional Aboriginal ceremony, is a word that derives from the Dharuk language of Port Jackson and was adopted by Europeans in the first years of white settlement.’
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