Pope praises Australia for apology to Aborigines
Pope Benedict XVI has used a speech to hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic pilgrims gathered in the Australian city of Sydney to urge the world to take more care of its natural resources.
The pope also condemned television and the Internet for exalting violence and sexual exploitation.
The speech was Benedict's first major address at the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day. In earlier remarks, the pontiff praised the Australian government for its February apology to the country's Aborigines for injustices committed over two centuries of white settlement.
1 [I usually + adverb or preposition] to go and live somewhere, especially permanently:
After they got married, they settled in Brighton.
2 [I or T; often passive] to arrive, especially from another country, in a new place and establish yourself, claiming the land as your own:
America was first settled by people who came across from Asia over 25 000 years ago.
After many years of travelling around, we're now enjoying a more settled life (= we are living in one place).
noun [C or U]
A large Roman settlement (= a place where people lived during that period in history) has been discovered just outside the town.
Many Native Americans were killed during the settlement of the American West by Europeans in the nineteenth century.
a person who arrives, especially from another country, in a new place and claims the land in order to live on it and farm it
Literary Glossary: Lost Generation
A term first used by Gertrude Stein to describe the post-World War I generation of American writers: men and women haunted by a sense of betrayal and emptiness brought about by the destructiveness of the war. The term is commonly applied to Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others.
Australian PM with historic apology to Aborigines
Australia has apologised to the Aboriginal people for decades of mistreatment. Speaking in parliament Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued the formal apology to members of the so-called Stolen Generations of aborigines, who were forcibly taken from their families and communities when they were young children. Rudd said the laws and policies had inflicted "profound grief, suffering and loss". The parliamentary apology comes 11 years after a report into
past assimilation policies between 1910 and 1970. Major television networks aired it live and huge crowds gathered around huge screens in major cities to witness the event.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_aboriginesTaiwanese aborigines is the term commonly applied to the indigenous peoples of Taiwan, who number more than 530,000 and constitute nearly 2.3% of the ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_peoples_in_CanadaAboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada. They comprise the First ...
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- Having existed in a region from the beginning: aboriginal forests. See synonyms at native. The early settlers learned a lot from the aboriginal cultures.
- Of or relating to aborigines.
- often Aboriginal Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia.
also Aboriginal An aborigine.
━━ a., n. 初めからの, 先住の; 土着の（動植物）; 先住民（の）; （普通A-） オーストラリア先住民（の）.
━━ n. （普通A-） （オーストラリア）先住民.
━━ n. （pl. ～s） 〔豪俗〕 〔軽蔑〕 ＝aboriginal.