These words of Australian Aboriginal origin include some that are used frequently within Australian-English, such as kangaroo and boomerang. Mob: Is another English word that has been twisted and turned and taken on its own form among Aboriginal people. You might have found this page because you are looking for a particular Aboriginal word. One of the first questions Aboriginal people usually ask each other is “Who’s your mob”?

But like artist Ben Quilty, you might be disappointed...You've guessed it: Mob can mean my family or my tribal group. Many such words have also become loaned words in other languages beyond English, while some are restricted to Australian English. Possibly, the most popular Aboriginal loanwords are plants and animals which are now in everyday use.