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[uh-ran-duh, uh-rahn-]
noun, plural A·ran·das, (especially collectively) A·ran·da for 1.
  1. a member of an Australian aboriginal people living in the vicinity of Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
  2. the language of the Aranda.
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Also Arunta.
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Examples from the Web for aranda

Historical Examples

  • But the most vigorous letter of all was the one I addressed to the Count of Aranda.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Aranda, his successor, achieved the desired end by indirect methods.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • Villahermosa and Aranda were likewise to be arrested and to be sent to Castile.

  • The decree was signed by Charles and countersigned by Aranda and then sent out.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • So, to prepare himself, he began studying Arabic in the mountains of Aranda.

    A Modern Aladdin

    Howard Pyle

British Dictionary definitions for aranda


  1. an Aboriginal people of S central Australia
  2. the language of this people
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