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What is an 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo?

Anonymous A didgeridoo that works. Made by Aborigines. A didgeridoo that is made using Aborigine techniques. Made by Aborigines.
Alex Wollangk from USA Genuine implies real as opposed to fake so I would interpret "genuine" to be a wooden, playable didj. A playable didj made by one or more Australian aborigines. A didj made in the tradition of the Australian aborigines. This would suggest made of termite-hollowed wood and either plain or decorated in an aboriginal style. A didj made by one or more Australian aborigines.
Ali from USA One made in Australia by aboriginals. Same as what I put of genuine, I would think. One in an older style? Same as genuine and authentic. This is confusing!
Andres from Spain That one there is made from australian aboriginal Eucalyptus Yidaki Djalu
Andrew Hodge from Canada I am only speculating here but I would suggest that a "genuine" didj is found and crafted by a native of Australia. A eucalyptus tree naturally hollowed out by termites. A eucalyptus tree naturally hollowed out by termites. Same as above Same as above
Andrew from USA Could be made anywhere Could be made anywhere Could be made anywhere Only made in Australia
Anonymous from USA One made in the traditional way from the same materials they have always been made and in the same manner, hollowed by termites One made in the traditional way from the same materials they have always been made and in the same manner One made in the traditional way from the same materials they have always been made and in the same manner One made in the traditional way from the same materials they have always been made and in the same manner
Andrew Wood from United Kingdom Termite hollowed I guess I would take that to mean harvested and prepared in the bush by indigenous people I would expect it to be from Australia in traditional materials - eg not bamboo or plastic. I would not expect it to be decorated. Must be harvested, prepared and maybe decorated by indigenous peoples in Australia
Angela from USA Only made in Australia Made by Aboriginals. I do not know the difference but trying to learn I don't know.
Angela from USA I would hope this would mean made by Aboriginal people. I would hope this would also mean made by Aboriginal people. I would think that this would mean in the Aboriginal style, but not made by Aboriginal people. This should definitely mean made by Aboriginal people
Anonymous Made from traditional materials Made the traditional way Made from tree trunk, hollowed out by termites Made by Aboriginal peoples
Anonymous from USA Musical instrument, or communications device made by aboriginal tribes in Australia. Instrument made by aboriginal tribes in Australia. Instrument with classic ornamentation, made by aboriginal tribes in Australia. Instrument or communications device made by aboriginal tribes.
Anonymous That it's a didgeridoo That it is made by the Aboriginal Like the ones from the past That it is Aboriginal made.
Anonymous Don't know One that is hollowed out by termites Don't know One hand-carved by Aboriginal artists
Anonymous from USA This would indicate that it was made by Aboriginal people. This would indicate that it was made by Aboriginal people. This would indicate that it was made by Aboriginal people utilizing the same techniques used hundreds of years ago by their ancestors. This would indicate that it was made by Aboriginal people.
Ariella from Italy I don't know I don't know I don't know A didj made by aboriginal people with traditional method
Ashley from Canada A didj that has been hollowed out by termites. A didj that was made by Aboriginal people. A didj used in traditional ceremonies. A didj created by Aboriginal people.
Ava Giglio from USA Meaning it is the REAL thing It is the real thing...... Meaning encompassing the beliefs and ways of making the item SHOULD BE an Instrument made by a TRUE Aboriginal person in the traditional ways honoring the past and present
Ben from Australia Harvested from nature. hollowed out by animals i.e. possums or white ants. Designed and finished by Aboriginal Males Harvested from nature. hollowed out by animals i.e. possums or white ants. Designed and finished by Aboriginal Males Harvested from nature. hollowed out by animals i.e. possums or white ants. Designed and finished by Aboriginal Males Harvested from nature. hollowed out by animals i.e. possums or white ants. Designed and finished by Aboriginal Males
Anonymous from Netherlands Termite hollowed, made by aboriginal people Termite hollowed, made by aboriginal people Termite hollowed, made by aboriginal people, made to be played by aboriginal people and to be played by non-aboriginal people who want play traditional aboriginal style. Termite hollowed, made by aboriginal people, made to be played by aboriginal people.
Anonymous from United Kingdom The real article made in Australia by aboriginal people. A copy I would say older with markings Same as above
Anonymous MADE BY NATIVES NOT MADE BY NATIVES NOT MADE BY NATIVE MADE TO LOOK GENUINE
Anonymous from USA Made by termites Made locally by native craftsmen About 4' long See genuine and authentic above
Chris from USA 'Genuine' could describe any long tube that could be played to make a sound that sounds like a didj. An 'authentic' didgeridoo is one that is handcrafted by an Aboriginal person. A 'traditional' didgeridoo is one made of termite-carved eucalyptus. An 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo would be the same as an 'authentic' didj.
Anonymous The real thing The real thing What the aboriginals would normally use A hand crafted instrument
Chris from USA A tree limb that has been hollowed out by termites and made into a musical instrument. A tree limb that has been hollowed out by termites and made into a musical instrument. A tree limb that has been hollowed out by termites and made into a musical instrument. A tree limb that has been hollowed out by termites and made into a musical instrument.
Christian Hens from Germany Eucalyptus hollowed by termites It is made by aboriginals I don't know Made by aboriginals
Christian Robert from France It's a termite-hollowed didge made in a eucalyptus tree. In the traditional music association I play the bagpipe in, we never use the word "authentic" because we know that tradition always evolves and therefore you never play exactly like the elders who played a few decades before you. You always have some new influences that you have to cope with. I don't know whether that principle can apply to didge playing because I guess that some Aborigines still live in the same conditions their ancestors lived in but even in that case, they know about the modern world and they must be influenced in some way by new rhythms and other elements. Where I live, we just accept those new influences and integrate them into our way of playing. Moreover our instruments are not longer made the way they were made a century ago. The materials have changed and instrument makers and musicians always look for something new to experiment. These are the wheels of life. You can't stop them!!! I don't know. I'd say that it's a didge which was crafted by true connoisseurs of the real thing. It's a didge made by Aborigines.
Anonymous Made by Aboriginals Made by Aboriginals Made by Aboriginals Made by Aboriginals
Christopher from USA Only a termite hollowed eucalypt one harvested and finished by an Aboriginal person. Hmm.. I think same as above. I think traditional is ant-hollowed, but could be harvested by a non aboriginal an still be traditional I suppose. A genuine authentic didgeridoo.
Clint from USA Made in the common style Actually used in native ceremonies Made in the common style Made in the common style
Cristian Bouniot from Chile Aboriginal didge in a shop... Aboriginal didge Wood didge An old and wonderful instrument
Anonymous from Australia Possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin. not counterfeit. Not false or copied, genuine, real: an authentic Didj. having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence. Pertaining to the characteristic of the older styles, handed down by tradition. What makes it Aboriginal? It's people it's creators...crafters and players...
Anonymous from USA Hand-made in Australia by Aboriginal craftsmen. Hand-made in Australia by Aboriginal craftsmen. Hand-made in Australia by Aboriginal craftsmen. Hand-made in Australia by Aboriginal craftsmen.
David from USA I am guessing it is a didgeridoo which is created by the Aboriginal people. I am guessing it is a didgeridoo which is a replica of a genuine didgeridoo. A traditional didgeridoo may refer to one that has the look of a genuine Didgeridoo possibly painted. I am again guessing that it is a tag that is put on genuine Didgeridoos to make them sound more genuine.
David from USA A 'genuine' didgeridoo are naturally made by termites eating the inside only of a particular tree. A genuine termite hollowed didgeridoo can be made from many different eucalyptus varieties and also from some other tree species. Eucalyptus is the preferred timber to make a didgeridoo because it is very hard wood giving good resonance and timbre An authentic didgeridoo is made from a eucalyptus branch that has been hollowed out by termites as the branches lay on the ground. Traditional didgeridoos are made from young, termite-hollowed eucalyptus tree trunks, and are harvested, handcrafted, and painted by one or more artisans of one of several Australian aboriginal tribes. Authentic Aboriginal didgeridoos are produced in traditionally-oriented communities in Northern Australia and are usually made from hardwoods, especially the various eucalyptus species that are endemic to the region
Anonymous from USA Genuine means real, so it would mean any didgeridoo that works Authentic is dependent on what is qualifying Traditional would mean made in the traditional way by those to whom the tradition belongs One mad by indigenous people
Debra from Canada Made by an aboriginal person from Australia Made by an aboriginal person from Australia Made in a traditional fashion by an aboriginal person from Australia Made by an aboriginal person from Australia
Anonymous This doesn't have much meaning to me. This doesn't have much meaning to me. Perhaps this means it was bored by termites I hope this means it was crafted by an aboriginal artist.
Derek Rusinek from USA Genuine can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. But I believe that they should be Aboriginal made. An authentic didgeridoo is a very vague word. It is probably used a lot to imply that it is an authentic Aboriginal didge. A traditional didgeridoo is any didgeridoo made by an Aboriginal according to traditional methods, An Aboriginal didgeridoo is a didgeridoo make by any current member of an Aboriginal tribe.
Anonymous I don't know I don't know One made by hand in the time honoured tradition. One made by aborigines
Anonymous Something made in Australia by Aborigines. Same as above Made in the traditional style Made by Aborigines
Anonymous A working instrument Made by Aboriginals Made to look like a didgeridoo from "olden days" Made by Aboriginals
Douglas from USA I would think this means that it is playable and would produce a proper sound. As opposed to maybe a displayable non-playing replica. Added to genuine that it is real wood and has an appearance (even if artificially produced) like a handcrafted aboriginal didj. Having a style, perhaps artwork, shape or tone like a handcrafted aboriginal didj. I would hope this term would be reserved for only those Didjes actually produced by aboriginal craftsmen in time honored traditional methods.
Drew from USA Just a didgeridoo which plays music. Materials it's made with don't matter much. This is a didgeridoo which is made to feel and sound like a didgeridoo but it doesn't matter who made it. It should, however, be made of wood. This is a didgeridoo which is made to look, feel and play like a didgeridoo but it can be made by machines and to a more exacting sound and feel because of this. This is a didgeridoo which is made by Aboriginal people in a traditional manner. It will have imperfections and is hand made using the proper wood.
Drew Macphee from Canada To many ideas start with this term. It can be misleading Should be from an original source Stylistic and conforming to a certain genre. It is a branch that is hollowed out by termites and then has hot coals pushed through it and is created with the energy of the place it was born from.
Duran from Australia Not sure wood like to no Not sure wood like to no Not sure wood like to no Not sure wood like to no
Ed from United Kingdom One which is the result of termite activity - not lathing or boring. One which is the result of termite activity - not lathing or boring. One which is such as might be played in traditional aboriginal settings such as initiation or funeral rites. One which has been harvested and decorated by Aboriginal people.
Eddy Weeks from USA Means from australia Authentic would mean to me in the same design as original didges but not man made, or machine made. Traditional..crafted in the original manner as the first didge Would be very close to the same as traditional to me
Anonymous from Ireland Arnhem land termite eaten stick An instrument crafted by the rightful keepers of yidaki A ceremonial instrument A ceremonial instrument
Erik from USA One that you can play. From an Aboriginals hands and made naturally with termites. From an Aboriginals hands and made naturally from termites. Same as above.
Anonymous I assume that it men's one made by a member of an aboriginal clan. Made in the style of a genuine one, maybe? Made cheaply in a way that looks like the old ones? These are obviously just random guesses on my part. Not a clue.
Francis from USA The real thing: Made by an Aboriginal Australian artisan, in Australia. I see no difference between Genuine and authentic. See above answer. Modern construction techniques adopted by Aboriginal Australian artisans to facilitate the creation of a didgeridoo might be put aside to make a didgeridoo in the traditional (ancestral) way without modern tools. Also the particular manner and sound associated with the traditional playing method. The didgeridoo came from northern Australia, and this is the where it evolved and was played long before the rest of the world discovered it. The didgeridoo is the property of the Aboriginal Australians, and in that light, All didgeridoos are Aboriginal didgeridoos.
Anonymous from USA A hollowed log used to play music One made by the native Aboriginal people from termite hollowed logs Those with native artwork One that is made by Australian Aboriginal makers from termite hollowed logs
Frank Lovecchio from USA A didge made by an aborigine in Australia from termite hollowed wood. A didge made by an aborigine in Australia from termite hollowed Eucalypt wood. A didge made by an aborigine in Australia for traditional ceremonies and entertainment. Any didge made by an aborigine in Australia.
Anonymous There no a unique picture just made from wood There are a unique aborigine picture and made from good wood I suppose all didgeridoo that made from wood and have a picture is traditional didgeridoo and I can know by look and try to play Didgeridoo that made from wood and there are sometimes there are a picture but some is only made from wood
Anonymous Made in Australia by Aboriginals Same Same Same
Geoffrey from Australia Made from wood. Made from wood with termites or chiselling. Made from wood with termites. Made from wood with termites and painted with traditional themes.
Anonymous Are cut by Aboriginal people That a didgeridoo is authentic as long as they can get some sound out of it Though comparable patterns and designs were once created elsewhere in Australia, the surviving style of ground mosaics appears to have been restricted to the people of the Centre Aboriginal art is perhaps most accurately described as a method for gaining knowledge of nature and its invisible Dreaming.
Greg from USA Made from scratch homemade Not import but made where they where created Old style or Cultural Not original
Gregg from USA It's a instrument of differing qualities built in the style of a didgeridoo. For example a guitar can be made in many lands, and called a guitar. Same as above Same as above Made by Aboriginal people. These were I believe made by termites.
Gregory from USA I DON'T HAVE A CLUE I DON'T HAVE A CLUE I DON'T HAVE A CLUE MADE BY ABORIGINIES
Harry from USA Instrument Instrument Instrument Instrument
Anonymous The real thing. One that looks like the real thing. One that looks like the real thing. One that is made like the real thing.
Herb Cohen from USA A branch of a Eucalyptus tree hollowed by termites and hand crafted/decorated by the Aboriginal artisans in Australia. They are made from hollowed eucalyptus found only in Northern Australia. A termite hollowed Eucalyptus branch crafted in the style of Aboriginal made instruments A termite hollowed Eucalyptus branch found in Northern Australia, cut and crafted only by Aboriginal artisans.
Hugh Deal from USA A real didge but could be made anywhere The real thing made by aboriginals Copied from original designs but could be made anywhere Could mean made by aboriginals or mean made "in the style of".
Hugh from Australia Made from natural Australian hardwoods that have been hollowed by termites. Originating from Australia and harvested in sustainable method Made from natural hardwoods, hollowed by termites, and processed by original methods such as using hot coals to enlarge bore Prepared and decorated in traditional designs by Australian Aboriginal person/s
Irina from Australia I have no idea I have no idea I have no idea I have no idea
Jack from USA Genuine seems to mean that it is a didgeridoo and it can be played, but it does not seem to be of high quality or special in any way. Authentic sounds like a seller is trying to make a didgeridoo sound like an indigenous aboriginal made the didgeridoo, but it does not specify anything about the didgeridoo, which makes it seem like it is trying to trick the buyer more that a genuine didgeridoo. Traditional sounds like the same thing as genuine where someone has copied the practices of aboriginal people to make didgeridoos and sell them for their own profit, without aboriginal concerns, only to make profit. If the seller is telling the truth, then an aboriginal didgeridoo comes from an aboriginal crafter that has learned from elders in his group to teach him the way of their instrument and the aspects to look for in crafting instruments
Jacob Brafford from USA A genuine one A authentic one A traditional one Aboriginal one
Jacopo Bianchini from Italy Is a didj make only with branch find on the ground and hollowed by termite A didj made by aboriginal native Australian The classic didj use by native Australian There are other "Didjes" not aboriginal.
James from USA Made by aborigines Same Same Authentic
Jay from USA A real one I don't know...that almost the same as genuine A real Didgeridoo Probably the same as Traditional
Jeff from USA Produced by an australian aboriginal craftsperson See "genuine" An instrument used for aboriginal songs and ceremonies A musical instrument used by the native people of australia made from a termite-hollowed tree branch
Jeff from USA That could be just about anything from a pvc pipe to a hollow limb that produced didge like sounds. Probably made from agave or some other material but not very high quality. Should mean instruments used for centuries by the Aboriginal tribes. An authentic instrument made by Aboriginal tribesman.
Jennifer from USA A didgeridoo that may not be how they were originally made up is in the spirit of the didgeridoo Similar to genuine One made how they used to be made One actually made by the aborigine people.
Jerome Przybylski from USA One made in Australia One made by the aboriginal people One that is commonly used by the aboriginal people One that was made by the Aboriginal people.
Anonymous In my opinion, it has to be made in Australia, of real wood cut down from the forests and carved my termites, usually made from eucalypt trees or their branches. A didgeridoo that isn't made of artificial materials such as plastic, metal or anything like that. it has to be made of wood from the wild in natural ways. I think its a didgeridoo made of eucalypt trees or their branches in Australia carved by termites. And painted with decorative figures. A didgeridoo made by the aboriginals in Australia in the wild. eucalypt trees or their branches cut down, and painted by aboriginal and used for meditation and relaxation.
Anonymous Eucalyptus tree hollowed out by termites from aboriginal peoples, probably isn't Probably used to mean one hand selected from the forest, naturally hollowed and selected at just the right time, but probably isn't This term is probably used to mean that the didge is made by traditional mean but probably isn't This term is probably used to say that the Didgeridoo comes from aboriginal people but it probably doesn't
Anonymous One that can play One made of authentic materials Old style Made ny aboriginal people
Joakim Sørmo from Norway Trees of Eucalyptus wood hollowed out by termites. Isn't that the same question?:) Sorry, I don't really know the difference between the words authentic and genuine. Paintings of lizards, frogs and other folktale animals made onto the didgeridoo. An didj made by aboriginal people?
Anonymous AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL INSTRUMENT MADE BY CRAFTSMAN MADE THE WAY THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MADE THE WAY NATIVE AUSTRALIANS MAKE THEM
Joe from USA One that would be made by Aboriginal peoples in the traditional manner. Made in the style of a genuine instrument but not necessarily made by Aboriginal people or even in Australia. One made in the style of ancient instruments. One made by Aboriginal people in true traditional style.
Anonymous from USA This means it was made to be a didgeridoo and not something else. This means it the same thing as 'genuine'. It was made to be a didgeridoo. This means that it was built using traditional methods such as termites. This means that it was made in a certain section of the world and it is decorated with Aboriginal art.
John from USA Native Credible Handed down from age to age Indigenous
Anonymous from USA A genuine didgeridoo is one that is hand-made. A genuine didgeridoo is one that is hand-made. There is no such thing as a traditional didgeridoo. Again, I don't feel as if there should be a distinction
Anonymous Unique didgeridoo with unique characteristics Didgeridoo made with natural materials and appropriate measures Didgeridoo made by ancient forms Didgeridoo made by aboriginal people
Joshua from USA Carved by termites and beetles in the Australian outback; harvested, tuned, decorated by a native Australian - or at least someone who lives as culturally close to the instrument as possible Carved by termites and beetles in the Australian outback; harvested, tuned, decorated by a native Australian - or at least someone who lives as culturally close to the instrument as possible Carved by termites and beetles in the Australian outback; harvested, tuned, decorated by a native Australian - or at least someone who lives as culturally close to the instrument as possible Carved by termites and beetles in the Australian outback; harvested, tuned, decorated by a native Australian - or at least someone who lives as culturally close to the instrument as possible
Anonymous from USA Hand made instrument A real instrument from down under The original instrument The instrument the groups of people play
Anonymous Real Made by people who know what they are doing Same has older generations made Not sure
Karl from USA It's just a didgeridoo with no claims of where it was made. Maybe it's an old one made by native people. It's probably in the same style as real ones. Same thing; just the style of authentic ones
Keenan from USA 'Genuine' is a vague term. Unless used in conjunction with 'aboriginal,' I would simply understand it to be a didge that is made of eucalyptus, a 'genuine' copy of an Aboriginal tradition. 'Authentic' would seem to imply that the didgeridoo is made in Australia by Aboriginal artists. A 'traditional' didgeridoo is one that is made of Eucalyptus, but not necessarily made in Australia. An 'Aboriginal' didgeridoo is one that was manufactured and produced by native Aboriginal artists. I believe that the material, as long as it is eucalyptus or bamboo or a similar material, is not important.
Ken from USA From Australia, hollowed out branch from termites. The real thing Like the real thing Like the real thing Aren't they all?
Anonymous One which is made of some kind of wood. Made in Australia by Aborigines. Termite hollowed out of Eucalyptus. Same as authentic.
Anonymous Termite hollowed Native man made Don't know Non-native man made
Kim from USA Hollow wood Style or shaped like a didgeridoo Termite hollowed Made by an Aborigines
Anonymous One that is crafted by a native Australian person. One that is crated according to traditional specifications. An instrument that is made to resemble an instrument made by native Australian aboriginal people. A didgeridoo that at least resembles a genuine instrument.
Anonymous Made from termite carved wood Aboriginal folk made Made from wood not pvc One carved and painted by Aboriginal people
Linda from USA Aboriginal made in Australia Same as above Same as above....but I'm thinking I'm wrong! One actually made by Aboriginal tribes with the original wood hollowed out by termites.
Lorie from USA I guess it means one of the real ones or original as far as history of the didge goes It should be made by authentic artists who make them That should include diff kinds according to tribes or groups of people One made by Aboriginal tribes
Anonymous One that can be used for its actual purpose, as opposed to a display didgeridoo. One that is made as it should be made. A didgeridoo made to a traditional standard. One used by Aborigines.
Anonymous from USA Real Made by Aborigines Made in the historical style of Aborigines of old Made by Aborigines
Anonymous Made by Aboriginal Same Made by a specific clan A musical instrument
Anonymous from Australia Eucalypt wood which is termite eaten Eucalypt wood which is termite eaten Eucalypt wood which is termite eaten with traditional art work Eucalypt wood termite eaten didj with traditional aboriginal art work
Marshall R from USA One made by Aboriginal people The real thing.... Based on the old traditions One made by Aboriginal people
Anonymous Made out of wood Made out of wood and hand made Made out of wood and my be handed down by others Made out of wood and my be painted on
Anonymous DON'T KNOW DON'T KNOW DON'T KNOW DON'T KNOW
Mary from USA Hollowed out tube Hollowed out tree usually a Eucalyptus tree. It's hollowed out by termites. Hollowed out tree usually a Eucalyptus tree. It's hollowed out by termites. Hollowed out tree usually a Eucalyptus tree. It's hollowed out by termites.
Anonymous The same as authentic. The same as genuine. As it has been. An instrument.
Max from USA It looks and sounds vaguely like an aboriginal didge Sharper, better defined sound than aboriginal Hollow stick that makes deep sound Gum tree eaten by termites
Meho from USA Don't know for sure. Don't know for sure. Don't know for sure. I assume its any instrument that functions like a didge which is created by Aborigines in traditional fashion.
Anonymous I think Genuine and Authentic have basically the same meaning and are interchangeable. Both indicate to me that an item is the real deal. I think Genuine and Authentic have basically the same meaning and are interchangeable. Both indicate to me that an item is the real deal. Traditional refers to the long-standing customs behind the making of a didgeridoo. Aboriginal didgeridoo is a a more generic term to me because there is nothing in the phrase to indicate that it is genuine or authentic. Anyone could slap on a label of "Aboriginal Art" onto something and sell it as such.
Anonymous from USA Aboriginal harvested, termite hollowed wooden, carved & Painted by aboriginal people One made of termite hollowed wood, not necessarily harvested or carved by by aboriginal people Authentic didge painted with traditional art work One made by aboriginal people
Michael from USA A didgeridoo that is not poorly made with poor methods and materials. Also termite-hollowed. A termite-hollowed didgeridoo that has a decent quality to it; not a cheap, unplayable hollow stick. A didgeridoo that is made of Eucalypt wood using old-school methods. Made by someone of aboriginal descent, in a traditional style.
Anonymous from USA Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people Made by Aboriginal people from traditional materials Made by Aboriginal people from traditional materials
Michael from Canada Non termite hollowed didge Termite hollowed made by non-aboriginal Termite hollowed with traditional art work Termite hollowed didge made by aboriginal
Michael Rainbow from USA I think that term is abused and used to misrepresent and market things in an unethical way but I would think that it probably means that it is made in a traditional fashion, by craftsmen that are highly skilled at what they do, with a deep understanding of what they are doing. Same as genuine for me but holds a little more meaning to me because Genuine is way overused to market things. I would think that is one that is made in an old fashioned way possibly for a specific use in rituals, etc. like they used to be made. One made by Aboriginals?
Anonymous Made by Aboriginal artisans Made by Aboriginals artisans Australian Australian
Michelle Simons from USA Its the real thing. Fake ones Old folk one I am not sure.
Mike from USA I think that a "genuine" didj is a hollowed tube blown through to make a howling noise. I think that an "authentic" didj is a wooden tube of differing types of wood that is hollowed to make a howling noise. I think that a "traditional" is one that is actually made in the same process that the Aboriginal people constructed them by burying a Eucalyptus branch near a termite mound until the termites eat out the inner wood material then used to play musically maybe there are animal paintings though it is not necessarily made by an Aboriginal family though pretty much just made in Australia. I think that an "Aboriginal" didj is one that is made by a native family that uses the same technique as their ancestors with an actual Eucalyptus branch buried near a termite mound until hollowed a ready to play or to paint.
Miles from USA I think genuine is a cheap way of trying to get a customer to think something more of an item when it could simply mean it 'really is' a didgeridoo. Authentic seems to imply that it was created in the 'authentic', as in, by an aboriginal or their termite friends. Traditional sounds like it is recreated in similar means to the originals but isn't 'authentic'. Aboriginal can either imply that it was made by aboriginals or just meant to mock them.
Mitch from USA Native made Same Same Same
Monique from Canada One that is hollowed out by termites One made from eucalyptus One made from eucalyptus and hollowed out by termites A unique musical instrument
Anonymous Genuine Didgeridoos are naturally hollowed out by termites. It is harvested and produced by Australian Aboriginal people. All artwork is also guaranteed to be the work of Aboriginal artists. Traditional Didgeridoo where found in Central Australia around Alice Springs These didjes have the Aboriginal flag painted on them
Nicole from USA Made by an Australian Aborigine Made by an Australian Aborigine Made by an Australian Aborigine from termite eaten woods. Made by an Australian Aborigine
Anonymous Made the old way Made the old way Possibly a copy Are there any other kinds?
Oren from Israel Naturally hollowed out by termites Aboriginal-crafted Didgeridoos from northern Australia. didgeridoo to be an authentic Aboriginal didgeridoo only if the didgeridoo is genuine termite hollowed and made by an Aboriginal. Instruments made from traditional materials, using traditional methods To be an authentic Aboriginal didgeridoo only if the didgeridoo is genuine termite hollowed and made by an Aboriginal.
Anonymous Genuine means the "real thing" Authentic also means the "real thing" Made in the same way as the original Don't have a clue
Anonymous from USA Made by an Aborigine I suppose. Coming from Australia, & not imported from any other countries Made very simple. Hand crafted in Australia by an Aborigine.
Anonymous No real meaning Made to sound and "work" like a traditional didgeridoo. Made in the aboriginal fashion. Made by an Aboriginal person.
Anonymous Carved wooden piece of wood Not sure Don't know Don't know.
Peter from Germany "handcraft" by termites and finished by an aboriginal Like a genuine I think it's painted and take for celebrations I don't know
Anonymous I would think it meant it's made and/or used by the aboriginal folks. This might be a fake item but looks like the genuine article. Like something that's been used for a long, long time. An item made from what materials the originals were made from.
Philip from Australia Termite hollowed eucalypt As above sanctioned/produced by aboriginal law As above,plus sacred markings/designs and intentions to that particular people As above
Anonymous Of natural making and materials One of a kind custom crafted Made in the original style and methods Of traditional, authentic and genuine crafting by an aboriginal.
Ramon from Australia A didgeridoo is an aboriginal musical instrument. An authentic didgeridoo is one that has been naturally hollowed by termites and has been made by an authorised Indigenous Australian A didgeridoo made by an authorised indigenous Australian A didgeridoo made and then painted/decorated by an authorised indigenous Australian
Raymond from USA Made in Australia Made in Australia Made in Australia Made by Aboriginal people.
Regina from USA Not sure Made by Aborigines Made how aboriginal craftsmen did Made by Aborigines
Rhonda from USA It's a didgeridoo from Australia made my Aborigines. It's a didgeridoo from Australia made by real Aborigines It's a very rustic one, made from cactus. It has a higher range of octaves.:-/
Anonymous Like real Registered First one made Real
Anonymous from USA Made in Australia Same as above Same as above One made by real aborigines
Anonymous from USA Don't know if this really means anything. Don't know. Made in a manner consistent with the early instruments. Hope it would mean made by an Aboriginal craftsman.
Roger Keeney from USA I would really like to learn I want to learn I do not know the difference yet. Don't know
Anonymous A musical instrument Made by native groups Based on original designs Made by original native groups
Rui from Portugal Well, I guess all these terms mean the same, genuine and authentic, so they are suppose to be traditional and aboriginal. So if didgeridoo was a creation of aboriginal, the aboriginal didgeridoo are the traditional and authentic and the genuine didgeridoo aboriginal, the aboriginal didgeridoo are the traditional and authentic and the genuine! Well, I guess all these terms mean the same, genuine and authentic, so they are supposed to be traditional and aboriginal. So if didgeridoo was a creation of aboriginal, the aboriginal didgeridoo are the traditional and authentic and the genuine didgeridoo Well, I guess all these terms mean the same, genuine and authentic, so they are supposed to be traditional and aboriginal. So if didgeridoo was a creation of aboriginal, the aboriginal didgeridoo are the traditional and authentic and the genuine didgeridoo Well, I guess all these terms mean the same, genuine and authentic, so they are supposed to be traditional and aboriginal. So if didgeridoo was a creation of aboriginal, the aboriginal didgeridoo are the traditional and authentic and the genuine didgeridoo
Anonymous from Finland Any wooden didgeridoo Didgeridoo made in Australia by Aboriginals Didgeridoo made in Australia by Aboriginals Didgeridoo made in Australia by Aboriginals
Sarah from USA One that has been hollowed by termites A didgeridoo that met the requirements for being a didgeridoo A standard didgeridoo One that the aboriginal have or would use
Shane from USA It means authentic I think it can means its just a didgeridoo that can be made anywhere The same kind used by the aboriginal people The type used by Aborigines
Anonymous from USA A didgeridoo crafted by an Aboriginal. A didgeridoo crafted by an Aboriginal. A didgeridoo crafted by an Aboriginal. A didgeridoo crafted by an Aboriginal.
Anonymous from USA Real Made just like the real ones Ones made like the most common original One that is made that Aboriginals would have used.
Anonymous from Canada Made by people from australia Same as above Made the old fashioned way not machined in a factory Made by the aboriginal people of australia
Stefano from Italy Don t know what genuine means when referred to didgeridoo Same as above Same as above Ceremonial instrument of Aboriginal people
Sten from Canada A genuine didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus wood. Authentic didgeridoos are made by a straight up aboriginal, with a little help from termites fire and the earth. A traditional didgeridoo would probably meet the criteria of the authentic didgeridoo, made by an aboriginal, hollowed primarily by termites. What would set it apart from other didgeridoo's would be the artwork upon it. A traditional didgeridoo would have dot painting, and tribe sensitive indications, such as a tribes flag. I'm pretty sure it would be a plain didgeridoo used for walking around and practice. An aboriginal's didgeridoo.
Anonymous Cut and made in Australia Cut and made by aboriginal people Made with traditional paintings Mad be aboriginal people
Stephen from USA One made by Aboriginals. One made by Aboriginals. One made by Aboriginals. A musical instrument.
Anonymous A termite hollowed limb that is used as an instrument A termite hollowed limb that is used as an instrument A termite hollowed limb that is used as an instrument A termite hollowed limb that is used as an instrument
Tanner Saylor from USA Actually made by the aboriginals. An authentic didgeridoo is one made of eucalyptus that has to have an applied mouthpiece. A traditional didgeridoo is one made in an actual tribe of aboriginals with traditional paintings. A didgeridoo made by aboriginals.
Anonymous A Genuine Didgeridoo is a hollowed trunk of eucalyptus from termites that is treated to preserve the instrument. It is created by an Australian aboriginal. Same as above Same as above but may contain artwork on the surface telling a story. Same as above
Timur from Germany 1.When its termite hollowed. 2.When it has something like a big bell or an amazing sound. 3.when it has a good looking art which should be original from an aborigine. I think its the same like a genuine didgeridoo,but with the difference that the art on it can be made from someone else who knows about the aborigines and their art and who is a clan-member. I think its a didgeridoo which is not made for tourists. A traditional didgeridoo is sometimes sounding not perfect for us,but the aborigines only need to tell the story or need it for special ceremonies,so they don't care for tourist behaviours,like art on it or s.e.I really will tell that you can hear it when it is a traditional didgeridoo. When it is carved and painted by an aborigine.
Anonymous Should be true to the original design. Authentic means it is real in form, materials and make Looks like the originals? Authentic...:-)
Anonymous Made in australia, by an aborigine Made in australia, by an aborigine Made in australia, by an aborigine A root of a tree that has been eaten by termites only through the centre. It's a traditional australian wind instrument.
Anonymous from USA Not artificial Not artificial Made in the way it was made historically for generations Made by Aboriginal peoples
Val from USA Genuine means it is made by the Aborigines Authentic means it is a didgeridoo, but not necessarily made by Aborigines Traditional just means it is a copy of the original. Made by the Aborigines.
Vince from France A particular one, i.e his sound, colour, painting... Same as below One made by a 100% aborigine Pleonasm
Anonymous An instrument made from Australian materials by an Aboriginal native. Same as above Same as above Same as above
Wanda from USA Handmade by an aboriginal person That it is real Handcrafted in the way of the ancestors A long musical horn type instrument made of wood
Anonymous from USA Termite hollowed. Termite hollowed. Termite hollowed. Termite hollowed, a spirit instrument.
Wendy from USA Actually made by. It has been proven real, genuine. One that has been played for years. One that is made by them.
Wilder Betancourth from Colombia Made by artisans Made by aborigine Made by anything Made by aborigine

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