tjurunga

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arrernte tywerrenge.

Noun[edit]

tjurunga (plural tjurungas)

  1. (Australia) An object of religious significance among Aboriginal peoples of Central Australia. [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Victoria Finlay, Colour, Sceptre, p. 58:
      He was told that these three tjurunga were unique among the Loritja in thatthey were never painted with red ochre, but instead had to be refreshed with human blood at frequent intervals.

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