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alcheringa

or Al·che·rin·ga

[ al-chuh-ring-guh ]
/ ˌæl tʃəˈrɪŋ gə /
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noun

(in Australian Aboriginal mythology) dreamtime.

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Origin of alcheringa

First recorded in 1895–1900, alcheringa is from the Aranda word aljerreŋe
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British Dictionary definitions for alcheringa

alcheringa
/ (ˌæltʃəˈrɪŋɡə) /

noun

another name for Dreamtime
from a native Australian language, literally: dream time
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