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Australia
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I. History of Religions – II. Church History

I. History of Religions

1. Aborigines.

By around 1770 the outside world had made contact with some 250 indigenous Australian languages, but there must have been almost twice as many culturo-linguistic groups on the Australian continent and in Tasmania. The precolonial Aboriginal population probably numbered about a million; most lived primarily as nomadic hunter-gatherers in the north, along t…

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Trompf, Garry W. and Breward, Ian, “Australia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01332>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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