Definition of Kamilaroi in English:



  • 1A member of a group of Australian Aboriginal peoples of north-eastern New South Wales.

    • ‘However, there are thousands of people of mixed descent both within the native populations as well as immigrant populations, who identify themselves as Kamilaroi.’
    • ‘The Kamilaroi had been attacking stock and had killed several stockmen in the area; aggrieved squatters were demanding that government provide ‘protection’.’
    • ‘The Kamilaroi were nomadic hunters and gatherers with a band-level social organization.’
  • 2[mass noun] The extinct language of the Kamilaroi.

    • ‘Kamilaroi is also taught in some Australian schools.’
    • ‘I have found numerous cognates between Kamilaroi and Tamil of India.’


  • Relating to the Kamilaroi or their language.

    • ‘Tim Lehâ is 26-years-old, of Kamilaroi and Tongan heritage.’
    • ‘The Kamilaroi language, which is no longer spoken, is classified in the Pama-Nyungan Family of Australian languages.’
    • ‘The most famous Kamilaroi person in modern times is probably Australian international cricketer Jason Gillespie.’
    • ‘He was born at Condobolin, NewSouth Wales, of Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi descent.’
    • ‘She may be Kamilaroi woman, and if she's a Kamilaroi woman, well then she needs Kamilaroi spiritual philosophy.’


The name in Kamilaroi.