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Blackfella (also blackfellah, black fella, or black fellah) is an informal term used in Australian English to refer to Indigenous Australians.[1] It is a concatenation of the words "black" and "fellow", referring to their dark skin.

It is generally considered to be a neutral term,[citation needed] and is used by both white and black Australians.

Blackfella/whitefella is a song by Warumpi Band. It was cowritten by singer George Rrurrambu and guitarist Neil Murray.[2]

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  1. ^ "Appropriate Terminology, Indigenous Australian Peoples" (PDF).
  2. ^ Bisley, Alexander (14 April 2015). "Blackfella/Whitefella by Warumpi Band – Australia's seminal reconciliation song". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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