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Our word of the week is Niuri.
According to the Survey Forms and correspondence received by the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia regarding Aboriginal places names (1899-1903 and 1921-1926), Niuri means “brown snake”. In the David R. Horton map the word Niuri is most likely originated from the Nganyaywana Language group.
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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.