The meaning of the Eora ethnonym is not known. Contemporary accounts state that it simply meant "people", though one theory proposes that the word was constructed from e (yes) and ora (country). Descendants of the Eora use the word as a regional name. Country includes all living things. It incorporates people, plants and animals. It embraces the seasons, stories and creation spirits. "country" is both a place of belonging and a way of believing. Some contemporary Dharuga (or Daruga) prefer to call the entire Sydney Basin, where all 29 clans of the Dharug Nation live, "Dharug" or "Darug". Others still call it "Eora" and "Eora Nation"