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Aranda

[uh-ran-duh, uh-rahn-] /əˈræn də, əˈrɑn-/
noun, plural Arandas (especially collectively) Aranda 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.
Also, Arunta.
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  • Thereupon the Count Aranda furnished me with a passport signed by the king.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • 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
  • The Aranda population (in Australia) combine the words for one and two in order to handle their arithmetic.

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

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • This girl, whose intellect had become weakened, was entirely under the influence of the clever adventurer Aranda.

    The Secrets of Potsdam William Le Queux
  • So, to prepare himself, he began studying Arabic in the mountains of Aranda.

    A Modern Aladdin Howard Pyle
  • Madame Pichona told me that it was absolutely forbidden, and would not be danced unless the Count of Aranda had given permission.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Yet it seemed to me that the man Aranda forbade her to speak to anyone.

    The Secrets of Potsdam William Le Queux
  • I saw how cleverly Aranda had timed his visit, and how, by some means, he knew of the internal arrangements of the Marmor Palace.

    The Secrets of Potsdam William Le Queux
  • Aranda and his pretty niece were certainly persons of considerable means.

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British Dictionary definitions for Aranda

Aranda

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