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Our word of the week is Billa.According to  Boxes 6-7: Survey...


Our word of the week is Billa.

According to 

Boxes 6-7: Survey forms, lists and correspondence received by the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia regarding Aboriginal vocabulary, 1893-1902, 1922, and papers of Alan Carroll, 1886-1892 Billa means “River”.


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It is important to note that these records were written in most cases about Aboriginal languages by non - Aboriginal people. For this reason, the written words may not accurately reflect the ways in which an oral language was spoken and transmitted.