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Aboriginal names for koalas

The word “koala” comes from the Dharuk word gula. Closely related words appear in other Australian Aboriginal languages, including:

  • In the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Aborigines called Koalas by the word Cullawines
  • Near Sydney, Aborigines called Koalas by the word Koolahs
  • In the Murray Region, Aborigines called Koalas by the word Karbors
  • Other Aboriginal names for Koalas include: Bangaroos, Koolewongs, Narnagoons and Colos


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Comment from annalise
Time April 6, 2011 at 4:45 am

i looooooove koalas… they’re so cute !! :)

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