Definitions for "Koori"
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.