Definition of welcome to country noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


welcome to country

(also Welcome to Country) noun
BrE BrE//ˌwelkəm tə ˈkʌntri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwelkəm tə ˈkʌntri//
(Australian English)
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a formal welcome to the traditional land of an Aboriginal people by one or more members of the local Aboriginal community A welcome to country was conducted, followed by a traditional smoking ceremony. The event began with a Welcome to Country by Kaurna elder Auntie Josie Agius.