Aboriginal vs Gunyah - What's the difference?

aboriginal | gunyah |

As nouns the difference between aboriginal and gunyah

is that aboriginal is an animal or plant native to a region while gunyah is (australia) a traditional aboriginal dwelling made of bark and sticks.

As a adjective aboriginal

is first according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive




(en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally


    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .





    Alternative forms

    * gunya


    (en noun)
  • (Australia) A traditional Aboriginal dwelling made of bark and sticks.
  • * 1861 , , The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition: An Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia from Coopers Creek to Carpentaria , page 4,
  • The following day we reached the main creek ; and knowing where there was a fine water-hole and native gunyahs , we went there, intending to save what was left of our flour and dried meat, for the purpose of making another attempt to reach Mount Hopeless.
  • * 1938 , , unnumbered page,
  • Still standing as he was, some seconds later he chuckled again to see her pass like a flash from the jungle to the gunyah'. But in spite of chuckling he was afraid to advance; indeed he even avoided staring at the ' gunyah ; and though the desire to play the faun to this nymph was in his heart, thought of flight was uppermost in his mind.
  • * 1994 , Rita Huggins, Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita , page 8,
  • We lived in humpies, or gunyahs', that the men built from tree branches, bark and leaves. Gum resin held them together. We would sleep inside the ' gunyahs , us children arguing for the warm place closest to Mama, a place usually kept for the youngest children.

    See also

    * mia mia * humpy


    * http://www.anu.edu.au/andc/ozwords/April%202001/Mia-Mia.html English borrowed terms