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churinga

[choo-ring-guh] /tʃʊˈrɪŋ gə/
noun, plural churinga, churingas.
1.
an object carved from wood or stone by Aboriginal tribes in central Australia and held by them to be sacred.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Aranda jwerreŋe
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churinga

/tʃəˈrɪŋɡə/
noun (pl) -ga, -gas
1.
a sacred amulet of the native Australians
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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