Definition of Koori in English:


nounPlural Kooris

  • An Aborigine, especially one from Victoria and southern New South Wales.

    • ‘Victorian Kooris now legally own less than one percent of the original land they occupied before British colonisation.’
    • ‘And it is in this sense that we can understand the role that photos have taken on for Kooris.’
    • ‘The vast majority of Kooris ' photos represent people, usually kin.’
    • ‘According to Luke, injecting drug use is on the rise amongst young Kooris, with rural areas, even quite remote communities, no longer being quarantined.’
    • ‘In the first six months of the program, arrests of young Kooris declined by almost 40 per cent.’


From Awabakal (an Aboriginal language), literally ‘man’.