Is didgeridoo an Aboriginal word?
Etymology. The name didgeridoo is not of Aboriginal Australian linguistic origin and is considered to be an onomatopoetic word.
What is Australia’s oldest musical instrument?
Born in Arnhem Land, the Didgeridoo has evolved into a symbol of Aboriginal music. Considered the world’s oldest musical instrument, this wind instrument is carved from hollowed out tree trunks. An integral instrument to Aboriginal ceremonies, it may also be a beautiful artistic piece.
What is a didgeridoo really called?
didjeridu, also spelled didgeridoo or didjeridoo also called dronepipe, wind instrument in the form of a straight wooden trumpet. The instrument is made from a hollow tree branch, traditionally eucalyptus wood or ironwood, and is about 1.5 metres (5 feet) long.