Definition of pindan in English:



mass noun
  • Arid, sandy country characteristic of the southwest Kimberley region of Western Australia.

    ‘the savanna is surrounded by an extensive stretch of pindan’
    • ‘Back in Melbourne, far from the spinifex and pindan, I look over my poem.’
    • ‘Its position, straddling the arid areas to the south and the monsoonal tropics to the north, has resulted in the development of the pindan soils and the unique vegetation that mantles them.’
    • ‘He is on record as saying, of the pindan bush where I go hunting and bushwalking and rejoicing in the abundance of nature every weekend, 'It's literally dead.'’
    • ‘The wind force is recorded as causing the "pindan country" to turn brown.’
    • ‘With its combination of literally turquoise waters, creamy white beaches and red pindan cliffs this is the perfect place to relax after a long drive.’


Late 19th century: from Bardi (an Aboriginal language) bindan ‘the bush’.