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churinga

[ choo-ring-guh ]
/ tʃʊˈrɪŋ gə /
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noun, plural chu·rin·ga, chu·rin·gas.
an object carved from wood or stone by Aboriginal tribes in central Australia and held by them to be sacred.
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Origin of churinga

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

churinga
/ (tʃəˈrɪŋɡə) /

noun plural -ga or -gas
a sacred amulet of the native Australians

Word Origin for churinga

from a native Australian language
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