Aboriginal English

/æbəˌrɪdʒənəl ˈɪŋglɪʃ/ (say abuh.rijuhnuhl 'ingglish)

noun
one of a number of variants converging on Australian English, especially characterised by the pronunciation, lexis, and idiom typical of many Aboriginal people, including distinctive elements of vocabulary and grammar taken from Aboriginal languages and alternative or obsolete uses of Australian English: *Contrary to the prevailing myths, all Aboriginal people who have been socialised from birth in an Aboriginal community are from a non-English-speaking background. Our mother tongue is Aboriginal English. –jackie huggins, 1998.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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