Bundjalung Dictionary

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Bundjalung English Category Dialect
galabal Galabal language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
galibal Galibal language Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
wumbur gall ; lump on trunk or bough of tree plant Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
wumbur-wumbuhr gall on leaf, tiny plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngahri game ; dance ; play ; playing Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
juluhr gaol ; unpleasant place location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
nyahnbira- gape Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngahnybir gape ; yawn body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
muwamuwa- (muwamuwi-) gather ; collect Middle Clarence [more]
jahyi- gather together natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gawunggan Gaunggan, standard female character in Bundjalung stories and legends ; Gaunggan, one type of female spirit-being ; female spirit-being, one type of ; Bundjalung stories and legends, standard femal language Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gahbir, gahbabir gazelle, female animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gihny generic ant ; small black ant ; ant, small black ; ant, generic insect Middle Clarence [more]
ganahngin generous Gold Coast Tweed [more]
janunggal gentleman, thorough ; ceremony for appointing a janunggahybay ; janunggahybay, ceremony for appointing a people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngamaweh gently ; softly Gold Coast Tweed [more]
nyurungma- gently, do Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
mira- (?) get ; catch Gold Coast Tweed [more]
giga- get down Lower Richmond [more]
gidjunywen- get well body_part Middle Clarence [more]
-yahgan get, to Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gimul ghost language Middle Clarence [more]
muwi ghost language Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gimang ghost ; demon language Lower Richmond [more]
nguru ghost ; shade ; shadow (of a human being) language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
maguy ghost ; spirit language Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
dagahral ghost, bad language Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
dagaybiny ghost, male language Lower Richmond [more]
guba-wahgay ghosts language Lower Richmond [more]
yanyan.gahla ghosts language Lower Richmond [more]
buyuny giant ; God ; father language Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
gidjabal Gidabal or Githebul dialect language Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
barbuhn giddy (Gd) ; dizzy (Gd) ; drowsy (Gd) ; drunk (Wa) senses Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bibuhr giddy ; drunk body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
mulgir gift artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
buhyiny, buhyiny-buhyiny gift given to obtain a wife ; wife, gift given to obtain a Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
mindjihnggan giggler ; woman who laughs or giggles a lot people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
dubahdjar girl people Middle Clarence [more]
dubahyga girl people Copmanhurs [more]
galaygan girl people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahgari girl people All [more]
wulbang, wulbanggan girl ; woman, young people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
dubaydjin, dubaynar girl ; young girl people Lower Richmond [more]
jabuny girl ; young girl ; girl, young people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jundal girl ; young girl ; girl, young people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
mudjulam girl from 8-15 years people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jahgari (?) girl, single ; single girl people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wulbung girl, teenage ; teenage girl people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gali- give Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
wula- give Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yuwa- give Middle Clarence [more]
wiya-, windji- give (to) Gold Coast Tweed [more]
nyamul bira-/burah- give birth (of animal) animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
miyunggi- give birth to body_part Middle Clarence [more]
naruny glad ; happy senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jiyaw-nyahligu glasses ; spectacles artifact Middle Clarence [more]
jubar Glen Station location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bilihng Glider, Feather-tailed ; Feather-tailed Glider animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gadjilahny glow in the distance Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
madjilima- glue ; fasten together Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jabihnggin, jabih-gali glutton people Middle Clarence [more]
jalih-gali, jabinggin glutton people Middle Clarence [more]
ganduhn ba- gnash teeth (Wa) ; munch noisily (Gd) body_part Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-ba go Middle Clarence [more]
-bina go plant Middle Clarence [more]
gah- go plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gawa- go Gold Coast Tweed [more]
giyuwa? go Gold Coast Tweed [more]
-ma go Middle Clarence [more]
-wa go Middle Clarence [more]
yanmali- go Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gubayi- go (point, head, feet, etc.) first ; go head first ; go feet first Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
numbali- go ; come Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yan-, yana-, yan.ga-, yanba- go ; go away ; travel ; walk Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yena-, yen.ga- go ; going All [more]
wali- go ; present, be no longer (?) Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yan-, yana-, yanba-, yan.ga- go ; walk Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
waygaya- go above Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngaringbin- go across ; go over Middle Clarence [more]
naringga- go across ; go over ; cross over Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngaringga- go across ; go over ; cross over Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yuriyili- go alone Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gin.gilawuna- go away Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yuruwa- go away Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
numbuhnggi- go back ; come back ; return ; turn back ; go home Middle Clarence [more]
gargi-, garga- go down Gold Coast Tweed [more]
juluhya- go down Lower Richmond [more]
duluhwa- go down (M) artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
juluya- go down ; descend Middle Clarence [more]
gehgi- go down ; descend ; set (of sun) natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gayiwa- go down ; set Middle Clarence [more]
juyguwa- go downwards location Middle Clarence [more]
juluhwa-, juluhyi- go downwards ; downwards, go Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gayuhguwa- go further ; go far away artifact Middle Clarence [more]
gudjim ngalawa- go hunting food Middle Clarence [more]
gayi- go in ; enter ; put on (clothes) ; swim (?) ; set (sun) natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
giwa- go in an unspecified direction Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gugargiwa- go inside Lower Richmond [more]
gudji- go out ; exit colour Middle Clarence [more]
guyi-/gudji- go out ; exit Middle Clarence [more]
wunganbin- go over ; cross over Middle Clarence [more]
garahyili- go quickly ; walk quickly ; hurry ; quickly, walk ; quickly, go Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
galgama- go round Gold Coast Tweed [more]
malahguwa- go round Middle Clarence [more]
malama- go that way ; go there location Middle Clarence [more]
gilama- go that way ; go yonder ; go by yonder way ; go there Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
gilagiwa- go there location Lower Richmond [more]
madjiwen- go there Middle Clarence [more]
buya- (buwiya-) go through Middle Clarence [more]
yihlama- go where ; go whither location Middle Clarence [more]
yehnindi go with ; carry Middle Clarence [more]
gundihba- go yonder Middle Clarence [more]
yan-, yana-, yan.ga- go, walk Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bugaliny(?) goanna reptile Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
dirwang goanna reptile Middle Clarence [more]
girwahng goanna reptile Lower Richmond [more]
jiwah, giwa goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngamahr goanna reptile Middle Clarence [more]
yawgar goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawgar, yawgargin(y) goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
dirawang goanna ; Goanna Headland (named for this goanna) reptile Lower Richmond [more]
jiruhng Goanna, Common reptile Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
giwa, jiwah goanna, laced monitor reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
girbihny Goanna, Sand reptile Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gudjin goanna, sand ; sand goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
mugil goanna, smaller species of reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngamahl goanna, tree ; tree goanna ; goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
jimbang goat ; sheep animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ganybi-ganybi- gobble body_part Middle Clarence [more]
babarah God language Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
dugunda(h) God language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
magulam God (Creator) language Lower Richmond [more]
yanbay going ; walk ; visitor (Wa) ; traveller (Gd) people Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
guhl gold artifact Middle Clarence [more]
banyahr good Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
bawgal good Gold Coast Tweed [more]
banyahr-gali good (middling so) Gold Coast Tweed [more]
banyahr, banyar good ; happy ; well ; good health, in body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yuru good ; nice ; pleasant ; beautiful Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jaruhr (jarudj, darudj?) good ; pleasant natural_environment Copmanhurs [more]
bugal good ; pleasant ; beautiful ; nice ; quiet Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
wahnggali good worker ; liking work ; work, liking Middle Clarence [more]
bugalwan- good, be ; good, become Middle Clarence [more]
bugalwen- good, be ; good, become ; recover ; get well Middle Clarence [more]
bugal-bugalehn good, very ; very good Gold Coast Tweed [more]
maburahng goose, wild bird Lower Richmond [more]
ngarugbanyin (narugbalnin) goose, wild bird Copmanhurs [more]
wahginy(?) goose, wild bird Lower Richmond [more]
galbun goose, wild ; wild goose bird Lower Richmond [more]
gudjberi gooseberry, native Gold Coast Tweed, Copmanhurs [more]
malgum gooseberry, native plant Lower Richmond [more]
gargin gorge ; gap between two hills natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngirbin gorge wall ; slope, very steep natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
nyirbin gorge wall ; slope, very steep natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
nguyay-galigan gossiper, female ; chatterbox, female people Middle Clarence [more]
gumbin.gir (?) Grafton location Lower Richmond [more]
bahbanydjargan granddaughter ; mother's mother ; grandmother (maternal) people Middle Clarence [more]
ngadjang grandfather ; grandson people Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gami grandmother people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gami(djargan) grandmother (father's mother) ; paternal grandmother ; grandmother, paternal people Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bahbany, bahbuny grandmother ; mother's mother ; mother's sister ; granddaughter ; grandchild people Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gami, gahmi grandmother, maternal ; maternal grandmother ; grandmother (mother's mother) people Middle Clarence [more]
waguhymam grape plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
waguymam grape plant Middle Clarence [more]
bangil grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
buyuy grass plant Lower Richmond [more]
manduruh grass plant Lower Richmond [more]
widal grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
widjang, wudjang, yihdjang grass plant Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yihdjang grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wudjang grass ; generic grass (Gd) ; grass (generic) (Gd) plant Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gulbili grass for bed ; grass bed ; bed of grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wayan-wayan grass patch enclosed by scrub (?) plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gawlang grass patch enclosed by scrub ; scrub enclosed patch of grass natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ban.giny grass shelter ; shelter (made from grass) artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
garul grass tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
garwur grass tree plant Middle Clarence [more]
janduhng Grass Tree species plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gargum Grass Tree, large species of plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
barul, baruhl grass, bladey ; bladey grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jurugahn Grass, Foxtail ; Foxtail Grass plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bumbinbihn-baral grass-tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
garabahndiny grass-tree location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gargal grass-tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gargarnamban grass-tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
dibireh, dibihr grasshopper insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
janyehny grasshopper insect Middle Clarence [more]
jenyehny grasshopper insect Middle Clarence [more]
nyinyahn grasshopper insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
nyanyehny grasshopper (generic) insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yihdjanggam grassy plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
duwani jagunda grave Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jargal grave colour Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gumuhl grave ; doom ; fate ; place of death location Middle Clarence [more]
nyuguhm great-grandmother people Middle Clarence [more]
gabuny greedy Middle Clarence [more]
gabunydj greedy Lower Richmond [more]
gahbuny greedy Middle Clarence [more]
damgay greedy (of birds and animals) (Gd) ; glutton (of birds and animals) (Gd) bird Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
munum greedy ; stingy Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gaygum green (of tree ; fruit ; plant) ; unripe plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ginygir green headed ant species ; ant species, green headed insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirany, yurany green snake ; snake, green ; whip snake ; snake, whip reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gidjur grey colour colour Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gawah-gawang Grey Crowned Babbler ; Babbler, Grey Crowned bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gidjiru grey hair body_part Middle Clarence [more]
guranggar Grey Kangaroo doe ; kangaroo, Grey (doe) ; female kangaroo ; kangaroo, female animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
galagay grey kangaroo rat ; kangaroo rat, grey animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
diyung Grey Shrike-Thrush ; Strike-Thrush, Grey bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gidjur grey(headed) body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
dalangehny (Wa), dalangihny (Gd) Grey-faced wallaby ; wallaby, Grey-faced animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gihdjar-bawur grey-haired body_part Middle Clarence [more]
gidjurgin greyheaded body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
nyunduhwen- grieve ; worry Middle Clarence [more]
gadjahba- grind one's teeth ; gnash body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gihruny gristle food Middle Clarence [more]
nahr gristle ; sinew ; tendon ; vein body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gaban ba- groan location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngayuhrba- groan Middle Clarence [more]
gaban groan, a Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gira, gara grog ; beer food Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wudjimbiny groin body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gadjang groper fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngihl ground natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngil ground natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
ngayal ground (Wa) ; earth ; soil ; dirt (Wa) ; mud (Wa) ; clay (Gd, Cop) ; floor (of house) natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence, Copmanhurs [more]
jagun ground ; earth ; land ; country natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-dja ground suffix ; place suffix location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wudjebah ground where cedars grow natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
berangga- grow body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
durahrwa- grow Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
duran-an.ga- grow body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jehrwen-, jehrgam-wen- grow up ; grow big ; big, grow Middle Clarence [more]
buyuh-wan- grow up, to ; adult, become body_part Middle Clarence [more]
nguhra- growl animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
nguhr growl (of dog) ; moan animal Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
nguhr-ba growl ; growl (of dog) animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jubur grub insect Middle Clarence [more]
duragal grub species insect Middle Clarence [more]
gumur grub species insect Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jabam grub, tree boring ; tree boring grub ; grub ; witchety grub insect Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jubar grub, witchety ; witchety grub insect Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jirbam grubs insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
janggahl grudge senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gugugan Gugugan clan people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
wuyuy guilty look ; embarrassed look Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
jugahla gullet body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gabang gully natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
gang(g)ir(?) gully natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
garbe(h) gully natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gunggir (?) gully natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
garbe gully ; creek natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
garbehnginy gully-dweller people Middle Clarence [more]
ngawuny gum plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ngiram, niyam gum food Gold Coast Tweed [more]
dayrabay gum tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ganehga gum tree plant Middle Clarence [more]
man.gar, man.gah gum tree plant Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
balugam gum tree (bally) ; tree, gum (bally) plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
man.gar(gah) gum tree (Wa) plant Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence, Copmanhurs [more]
bibay, bibeh gum tree ; tree, gum plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
man.gargin gum tree, flooded ; flooded gum tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
barbam gum tree, grey; gum tree, spotted plant Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
bibuy gum tree, spotted (Ng:Gresty) ; box tree, white (GC:Nerang:police) plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
jirigan gum, red ; red gum plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
durur gum-boil body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
gumbanygir Gumbaynggir tribe and members thereof ; Gumbaynggir language people Middle Clarence [more]
budjarbil gumtree blossum ; blossom of gumtree plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
dululbi, dulubi, dulul gun artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
mih-bula-dululbi gun artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
duluhlbi gun ; rifle ; firearm artifact Middle Clarence [more]
gunggari Gunggari language language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
guhn gunyah, a ; humpy, single artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
mugay guts body_part Middle Clarence [more]
warah, warahbil guts ; intestines ; innards body_part Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
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