Australian Aborigines

Australian Aborigines

Languages

Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages, many no longer spoken, Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Kriol

Religion

Mixture of Christian, small numbers of other religions, various locally indigenous religions grounded in Australian Aboriginal mythology

Related ethnic groups

see List of Indigenous Australian group names

Aboriginal Australians, also referred to as Aboriginal people, are people who are indigenous to most of the Australian continent—that is, to mainland Australia and the island of Tasmania. Since 1995 the Australian Aboriginal Flag (right), designed in 1971 by the Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, has been one of the official "Flags of Australia" under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953.

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