Borlong is an Aboriginal word for Rainbow Serpent used by Aboriginal people from the Northern part of Australia. The Rainbow Serpent is a common motif in the art and mythology of Aboriginal Australia. It is named for the snake-like meandering of water across a landscape and the colour spectrum caused when sunlight strikes water at an appropriate angle relative to the observer.

The Rainbow Serpent also known as Ngalyod by the Gunwinggu.

Aboriginal word glossary