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quokka

[kwok-uh] /ˈkwɒk ə/
noun
1.
a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, inhabiting islands and swampy areas in southwestern Australia.
Origin of quokka
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65, quokka is from the Nyungar word kwaka
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quokka

/ˈkwɒkə/
noun
1.
a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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