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quokka

[kwok-uh]
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noun
  1. a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, inhabiting islands and swampy areas in southwestern Australia.
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Origin of quokka

First recorded in 1860–65, quokka is from the Nyungar word kwaka
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quokka

noun
  1. a small wallaby, Setonix brachyurus, of Western Australia, occurring mostly on offshore islands
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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