Bundjalung Dictionary

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Bundjalung English Category Dialect
-bi in ; at ; on location All [more]
-bi subjunctive enclitic ; verbal noun enclitic artifact Middle Clarence [more]
-bihny your own Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-bihny place where something is or happens Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-bil intensive descriptive natural_environment Middle Clarence [more]
-bil, -ngbil plural for all trees ; tree plural plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-bilahm learnt to, has Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-bina go plant Middle Clarence [more]
bibay, bibeh gum tree ; tree, gum plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bibi- hang open (of mouth) body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bibuhr giddy ; drunk body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bibuhr-an.ga- charm ; stun senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bibuy gum tree, spotted (Ng:Gresty) ; box tree, white (GC:Nerang:police) plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bidja- split (animal) ; cut up (animal) food Middle Clarence [more]
bidjang small ; little ; some Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bidjang (Wi), biyang (M, Ng) father people Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
bidjang dudjahn ship(?) artifact Lower Richmond [more]
bidjang-bunggil least Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bidjangbu few, a Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bidjanggay some ; small ; less Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence [more]
bidjar feather bird Middle Clarence [more]
bidjun little ; sharpened Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bidjun spear artifact Lower Richmond [more]
bigabin self ; oneself ; person without male companionship people Middle Clarence [more]
bigar(gah), bigara Iron Bark ; Iron Bark, Large ; Iron Bark, Black plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigar, bigargah Iron Bark ; Grey Iron Bark ; Black Iron Bark ; Iron Bark, Black ; Iron Bark, Grey plant Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence, Copmanhurs [more]
bigarbah iron bark trees, place of plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigargah Loder's Creek location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigargin cormorant, big and black bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigargin black swan ; swan, black ; magpie goose bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigba- bark (dog) animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigba-, bawgbal dog's bark ; bark of a dog animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigi sun natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bigi coolamon artifact Middle Clarence [more]
bigin Yellow Wood ; tree, 'Long Jack' ; 'Long Jack' tree plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bigin.gah needle stringy-bark (Wu) ; stringybark tree (Cop) ; tree, stringybark (Cop) plant Middle Clarence, Copmanhurs [more]
biging sick body_part Middle Clarence [more]
bigiyima- put in coolamon Middle Clarence [more]
biguhng sling for carrying babies artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bihbar book ; letter ; paper ; newspaper artifact Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bihbi baby people Middle Clarence [more]
bihdjidj fart ; pass wind body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bihgun, buygan jewfish fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bihm-bim Noisy Miner ; Yellow-throated Miner ; Miner, Yellow-throated ; Miner, Noisy bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bihn.gin beetle insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bihny behind location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bihrin, birin bird, any bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bihwany one who avoids another ; avoider (of another person) people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bihyan personal name people Lower Richmond [more]
bihyan(?) back body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bihyin fish-hawk, grey ; grey fish-hawk bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilahr flood natural_environment Lower Richmond [more]
bilahr spear, light wooden artifact Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilahywul Wardell location Middle Clarence [more]
bilambil Bilambil Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilang, bilanggah oak ; she-oak plant Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilang-duwahny bandicoot, large species of animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilanggil because of the inlet from the sea natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilay scattered Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilaywen- spread Middle Clarence [more]
bilbi bandicoot, long-nosed animal Lower Richmond [more]
bilbirin peewee bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bile-bileh crown of head ; head, crown of body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilgan, birgan blackfish fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilguruhng skewer ; thin straight stick used to pin together the edges of the slit made in order to gut an animal prior to cooking artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilibirin, biribirim, bilbiriny cicada ; locust insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilihng Glider, Feather-tailed ; Feather-tailed Glider animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilihny bat (generic) animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilimbin mushroom ; toadstool plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilin feather bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilin-bilin king parrot ; parrot, king- bird Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilinahdjil parrot place location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biling bat animal Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilinuba, bilinuhba place of parrots ; parrot place location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bilirgan (bilergan?) cockatoo, black with yellow tail animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilmah rock ; rocks natural_environment Copmanhurs [more]
bimbar comb artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bimbar quill of an echidna ; echidna quill animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bimbim mutton bird bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bimbim crayfish, freshwater ; lobby ; yabby fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bimbim peewee bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bimbul bibu Pine Mountain location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bin-, bin.ga-, birwa- fall (of frost) ; form (of frost) ; set (of sun) ; set (of moon) natural_environment Middle Clarence [more]
bin.ga hat artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bin.geh hat artifact Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bin.gihn, bingging turtle ; turtle, swamp (mc) fish Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
bin.gihng river turtle ; turtle, river ; turtle (generic) (Gd) fish Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bin.gin-bin.gin beetle insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bin.gindjur place name location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bin.ging turtle, river ; tortoise fish Middle Clarence [more]
bin.giny(gir) turtle, fresh water ; fresh water turtle fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bin.giny, bin.gihny turtle, short-necked ; turtle, fresh water ; fresh water turtle ; short-necked turtle fish Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bina- know senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binang ear body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang bangi- forget senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang guny deaf senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binang jang forgetful senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang jumbur thick headed feeling senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang juri- eavesdrop ; listen eagerly Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang wangal disobedient Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang wangal wan- disobedient, be Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binang-binang know too much senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binang-djam ear-less ; unheeding ; deaf body_part Middle Clarence [more]
binangah-djam, binangahmang deaf ; weak ears ; weak hearing body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binangma- tell ; hear, make to ; answer language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binangwan- remember senses Lower Richmond [more]
binbihnyma- drop ; let fall Middle Clarence [more]
binda- make a net ; net, make a artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binda- put in Middle Clarence [more]
bindan dilly bag of split grass artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bindi- spread one's legs to form a V-shape Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bindim driftwood in a river ; rubbish natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bindjagun pipi fish Lower Richmond [more]
bindji, bindja after ; behind time Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bindji, binydji faeces ; shit body_part Middle Clarence [more]
bing(g)ay, muh bowels body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
bing-bing pig animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
binggeh(?) bowels body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binggihng turtle, big fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binggiribah saltwater crossing natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biny house artifact Middle Clarence [more]
binyang what is wrong? Gold Coast Tweed [more]
binybar cedar, white ; white cedar plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bira- throw away ; throw ; fly away ; spit out or throw something whether or not a target is actually aimed at or hit Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
biragan, biligan blackfish fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birahla reed-spear artifact Lower Richmond [more]
birahng wide Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biran-an.ga- tattoo language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birang ritual scars on back language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birangma- spread Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birany waterhole natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birba- strip ; peel ; skin Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birbah, birbi strip of bark ; dead bark ; spirals of dead bark pendant from eucalyptus trees plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birbi fresh water crossing ; Nerang township site name natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birbun paddle artifact Middle Clarence [more]
biri-birim locust insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biridju bee, largest species of ; honey from biridju species of bee insect Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
birihn Birihn, name of Bundjalung dialect spoken around Rappville ; Rappville Bundjalung dialect name language Middle Clarence [more]
birihn Yamba ; Maclean location Middle Clarence [more]
birihn (berin?) south ; south people location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birihn (berin?) south ; south people ; Birihn tribe/group (Holmer) location Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
birihnbal language spoken about Tweed Heads ; Tweed Heads, language spoken about language Lower Richmond [more]
birihnbar Birinburra clan, at head of Nerang River ; Nerang River, Birinburra clan at head of location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birin jellyfish fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
birin, biren salt water natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biriny burrow (Gd) ; tunnel (Gd) ; crack, a (Wa) natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
birman cave natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
birwa- strip (bark off tree ; etc.) animal Middle Clarence [more]
biyama- wrestle Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biyang father ; father's brother ; uncle (father???s brother) people Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
biyang, bidjang, biyul father ; father's brother ; uncle (father???s brother) people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biyang-biyang cuckoo, pallid ; pallid cuckoo ; storm-bird bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biyany father people Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
biyargin diver, black ; black diver bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
biyuga, biyuwa fig tree plant All [more]
biyuhl hill ; mountain natural_environment All [more]
biyul father people All [more]
biyun(?) back body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
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