pirraura

noun pir·rau·ra \pə̇ˈrau̇rə\
variants: or

pirrauru

\pə̇ˈrau̇rə\

Definition of pirraura

plural

-s

  1. :  a legally designated sex mate other than husband or wife among some Australian aborigines; also :  the relationship between such sex mates

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Origin and Etymology of pirraura

native name in Australia


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