/ˈkʊri/ (say 'kooree)

1. an Aboriginal person from southern NSW or Victoria.
2. any Aboriginal person.
3. of or relating to a Koori.
Compare Anangu, Murri, Nunga, Nyungar (def. 1), Yamatji, Yolngu (def. 1). Also, Koorie. {Australian Aboriginal; Awabakal and other northern NSW languages guri man}
Usage: The word Koori is sometimes used as an alternative to the English word Aboriginal. But the word comes from languages of eastern coastal Australia, and Indigenous Australians elsewhere may object to being called Kooris in much the way that Scottish and Welsh people object to being called English.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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