A term used by south-eastern Australian Aboriginal people to define our collective Aboriginality, originating from the Eora term for 'man'.
South East Aboriginal term for 'our people' (originally from the Awakabal clan - Central Coast N.S.W). It is the most widely used and known term by our communities. The usage of this word in this site also symbolises the word Murri, Goori, Nunga, Nyoongar, Yolgnu, Koorie and other words used by our communities for us mob. No offence is meant to other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.
An Aboriginal word of New South Wales origin adopted by south eastern Aboriginal people in the 1960s and 1970 as an assertion of unity and independence and to distinguish themselves from the generic term, Aborigine.
A generic term to describe Aboriginal people of the south-east of Australia.
a term mainly used in NSW and Victoria of Australia for an Indigenous person.
Koori is an Aboriginal term used to describe Indigenous people from Victoria and southern New South Wales.
KOORI's, GOORI's, MURI's, BOORI's are all Aboriginal words meaning Aborigine. Boori is the term used in the South and South west, for example by the Yorta Yorta people and Victorian and South Australian Aborigines. Koori is the term used in the South East, including the Illawarra tribe and Sydney areas. Muri's are from South East Queensland to several hundred miles above Brisbane. Goori's are from North East NSW and included the Bundjalung and Gamilaroi (Kamilaroi), and Gumbangirr people.
generic term for Aborigine used in Sydney and most of NSW
Koori (also spelled Koorie) is a word which some Indigenous Australians in New South Wales and Victoria use to identify themselves, and has become a well established term to mean 'Indigenous Australians from south eastern Australia'.