Billabong (lake)

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Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park


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Billabong is an Australian English word meaning a small lake, “The word Billabong comes from the Wirradjirri word for "Billabang". It means still water lagoon; fed mostly by spring water… which is sacred water. Sacred water is water that comes from the earth, our mother; sacred water is never touched by sunlight that is why we are surrounded by sacred water in the womb, it is powerfully protected spiritually."

"Of Billy, Bong, Bung, & 'Billybong'", Australian National University, no date. Last accessed 15 March 2008.</ref>[1]

Billabongs appear often in Australian literature. One of the most famous is in the opening line of the famous folk song "Waltzing Matilda".

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  1. "Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online". Last accessed 15 March 2008.



a billabong is also a person who eats poo