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We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.
Kevin Rudd

Meaning of "Torres Strait" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TORRES STRAIT

Torres Strait  [ˈtɔːrɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TORRES STRAIT

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Torres Strait is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TORRES STRAIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Torres Strait

Torres Strait

The Torres Strait is a strait which lies between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea. It is approximately 150 km wide at its narrowest extent. To the south is Cape York Peninsula, the northernmost continental extremity of the Australian state of Queensland. To the north is the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. It is named after Spanish navigator Luis Vaz de Torres who discovered it in 1606.

Definition of Torres Strait in the English dictionary

The definition of Torres Strait in the dictionary is a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea, linking the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea. Width: about 145 km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TORRES STRAIT


Benares
bɪˈnɑːrɪz
blindstories
ˈblaɪndˌstɔːrɪz
boundaries
ˈbaʊndərɪz
categories
ˈkætɪɡrɪz
clearstories
ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪz
clerestories
ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪz
diaries
ˈdaɪərɪz
dictionaries
ˈdɪkʃənərɪz
groceries
ˈɡrəʊsərɪz
lorries
ˈlɒrɪz
memories
ˈmemərɪz
morning-glories
ˈmɔːnɪŋˈɡlɔːrɪz
mysteries
ˈmɪstərɪz
outlawries
ˈaʊtˌlɔːrɪz
Pescadores
ˌpɛskəˈdɔːrɪz
queries
ˈkwɪərɪz
subsidiaries
səbˈsɪdɪərɪz
summaries
ˈsʌmərɪz
territories
ˈterətərɪz
varies
ˈveərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TORRES STRAIT

Torrance
Torre del Greco
torrefaction
torrefied
torrefies
torrefy
Torrens
Torrens title
torrent
torrential
torrentiality
torrentially
torrentuous
Torricelli
Torricellian tube
Torricellian vacuum
torrid
Torrid Zone

WORDS THAT END LIKE TORRES STRAIT

Bass Strait
Bering Strait
character trait
Cook Strait
Davis Strait
Denmark Strait
distrait
extrait
Formosa Strait
Hudson Strait
Korea Strait
krait
Menai Strait
Palk Strait
portrait
self-portrait
strait
studio portrait
Sunda Strait
Taiwan Strait
trait

Synonyms and antonyms of Torres Strait in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Torres Strait» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TORRES STRAIT

Find out the translation of Torres Strait to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Torres Strait from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Torres Strait» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

托雷斯海峡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Estrecho de Torres
570 millions of speakers

English

Torres Strait
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टोरेस स्ट्रेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مضيق توريس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пролива Торреса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Torres Strait
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টরস স্ট্রেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

détroit de Torres
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selat Torres
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Torres Strait
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トレス海峡
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

토레스 해협
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Selat Torres
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Torres Strait
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டோரஸ் ஸ்ட்ரைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टॉरेस सामुद्रधुनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Torres Boğazı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Stretto di Torres
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Torres Strait
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протоки Торреса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Strâmtoarea Torres
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Torres Strait
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Torres Strait
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Torres sund
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Torres Strait
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Torres Strait

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TORRES STRAIT»

The term «Torres Strait» is regularly used and occupies the 60.115 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TORRES STRAIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Torres Strait

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QUOTES WITH «TORRES STRAIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Torres Strait.
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Kevin Rudd
We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TORRES STRAIT»

Discover the use of Torres Strait in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Torres Strait and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lonely Planet Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands
This guide is ideal for travellers who want to understand Australia's 50,000-year-old cultural tradition.
‎2001
2
Cambridge and the Torres Strait: Centenary Essays on the ...
Centenary volume of the Torres Strait Expedition suggesting new ways of looking at its work.
Anita Herle, Sandra Rouse, 1998
3
The Torres Strait
This is the twelfth book in the series "International Straits of the" "World" which describes the geography of a narrow waterway linking two seas and its relevance to shipping, economic development, and social welfare in the region, ...
Stuart B. Kaye, 1997
4
Torres Strait Islanders: Custom and Colonialism
Reactions of the Torres Strait Islanders, Australia's "other" indigenous minority, to colonialism and their position in Australian society, are compared with the Aborigine experience.
Jeremy Beckett, 1990
5
Torres Strait Islander Women and the Pacific War
Between 1942 and 1945, Torres Strait Islander women experienced the fears and uncertainties of living virtually on Australia's front line during the Pacific War.
Elizabeth Osborne, 1997
6
Children's songs of the Torres Strait Islands
Suitable for primary school students, this resource book contains songs in their original language, English translations, music scores and background notes.
Frank A. York, 1990
7
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art: Collection ...
Written by Indigenous authors, curators and other experts in the field, this book features 183 works of art which highlight the diversity, richness and excellence of the Gallery's collection including rare 19th century objects.
Franchesca Cubillo, Wally Caruana, 2010
8
Navigating Boundaries: The Asian Diaspora in Torres Strait
These essays draw upon an extensive, widely dispersed body of information to narrate stories of the Asian diaspora communities of Torres Strait, north Queensland.
Anna Shnukal, Guy Ramsay, Yuriko Nagata, 2004
9
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services ...
6 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services, by percentage of governing committee or board who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 2008–11 ....... 8 Number of full-time equivalent health staff employed by Aboriginal ...
‎2012
10
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An ...
0 identify and record, via school management, the number ofAboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students and staff (academic 81 support) attending the school; 0 identify potential Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Education consultants for that ...
Kaye Price, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TORRES STRAIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Torres Strait is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Tony Abbott to spend week in Torres Strait, Northern Peninsula …
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will move the centre of Government to the Torres Strait and Queensland's Northern Peninsula region for a week in August this year. «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
PNG police raise concerns over potential new people smuggling …
Directly above the northernmost tip of Queensland, a network of small islands forms an easy boat passage through the Torres Strait to Papua New Guinea. «ABC Online, Jun 15»
3
Torres Strait Island elders cast doubt on Yongah Hill detainee's …
Torres Strait Island elders have cast doubt on claims by an immigration detainee that he was born in the region in Australia's north, saying they have no ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
4
Immigration detainee unknown to Torres Strait 'relatives'
Ned David said a man had previously claimed to be a Torres Strait Islander and a member of the David family. “I think that was two years ago and basically, ... «SBS, Jun 15»
5
Poverty and the Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …
Aboriginal Canberra has, according to the latest ABS estimate of the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, a population of 6160. The most recent ... «The Age, Jun 15»
6
Aggressive climbing perch may make it to mainland Australia …
"They haven't been recorded any further south but the threat is if they aren't managed ... then they actually may move through the Torres Strait and move into ... «Radio Australia, Jun 15»
7
Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …
A separate poll for Recognise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voters found 87 per cent were in favour. That poll had a sample size of 750 respondents ... «ABC Online, May 15»
8
National Justice Coalition launch strategy to reduce over …
The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison rose by 88 per cent between 2004 and 2014. The National Justice Coalition launched its ... «ABC Online, Apr 15»
9
Tribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and …
"This needs to be a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders family to come here with their stories and reflect on them. "It's so overdue, so well deserved ... «ABC Online, Mar 15»
10
Hobart street art highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders …
A street art project showcasing the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their need for Constitution recognition has begun at the University of ... «ABC Local, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Torres Strait [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/torres-strait>. Nov 2019 ».
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