List of 80 Words That Originated in Australia


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Looking for English words that originated in Australia? Check out this handy list of relevant terms. Here you'll find words that evolved during Australian history.
alchera
barramundi
bilby
billabong
bogong
bombora
boobialla
boobook
boomerang
boondie
brigalow
brolga
budgerigar
bunji-bunji
bunyip
cooee
coolabah
coolamon
coolibah
corella
corroboree
cunjevoi
currawong
didgeridoo
dingo
galah
ganggang
geebung
gidgee
gilgai
gilgie
gnamma hole
goanna
gunyah
jarrah
kangaroo
koala
kookaburra
kurrajong
kylie
lowan
luderick
mallee
marri
mia-mia
mihirung
Min Min lights
mulga
myall
nulla-nulla
numbat
pademelon
potoroo
quandong
quokka
quoll
taipan
tuart
turndun
waddy
wallaby
wallaroo
waratah
warrigal
willy willy
witchetty
wobbegong
woggabaliri
wombat
wonga
wonga-wonga
woomera
wurlie
yabber
yabby
yakka
yarraman
yarran
yidaki
yowie