Bundjalung Dictionary

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Bundjalung English Category Dialect
-yahgan get, to Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
-yan become ; be Middle Clarence [more]
yabara kurrajong plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yabu(h)r, yabul one ; another Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yabul one Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yabur one ; only ; alone Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yabur, yaburu(h) one Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yabura outlaw (?) ; one (?) people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yabura gabal Yabbara cobbil plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yaburahny Yaburong ; Yar birain people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaburbu same ; similar ; equal senses Middle Clarence [more]
yaburma- do once Middle Clarence [more]
yaburuhma always All [more]
yaburuhma- always doing Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yadjgali- whisper language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yadjul sick body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yaga- make Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yagah- construct ; fix ; repair Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yagahli-gubih repair man people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yagam, yagambeh no ; not ; none Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yagambehba- unsuccessful, be ; say ' no' ; refuse Middle Clarence [more]
yagambehwen- disappear Middle Clarence [more]
yagambu not yet Middle Clarence [more]
yagara- follow something ; pursue Middle Clarence [more]
yagarabal Yugarabul language ; Yagarabal language language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yagay ba- ask someone something Middle Clarence [more]
yagihr lean ; poor (of season) natural_environment Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yagir teak tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yagu(n)y Eastern Bandicoot ; bandicoot, large species of animal Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yagumba no Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaguri teak tree plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaguy bandicoot ; kangaroo rat ; rat, kangaroo animal Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
yaguy, yagihl, yawgu, yaguny bandicoot animal Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yah is that so? Middle Clarence [more]
yahban white gum plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahdj catbird (Y:Hanln) ; satin bowerbird (Ngr:Gresty) ; rifle bird ; bowerbird, satin (Ngr:Gresty) bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahgari girl people All [more]
yahgen seat artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahgi- help ; assist Middle Clarence [more]
yahgulguma- try Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahmbur spouse's grandparents ; grandparents-in-law people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahn- sit ; stay ; camp Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahn-, yahna-, yahn.ga- sit ; stop ; live at ; sit down Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahnbay-gubih seat artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahndin beetles insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahng ba- abuse verbally ; verbally abuse language Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahngba- chase away Middle Clarence [more]
yahny owl species bird Middle Clarence [more]
yahny-yahny owl species call ; bird call of owl species bird Middle Clarence [more]
yahr imitation ; copy Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahr gahnga- imitate ; copy Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahr, yehr wing ; fin bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahra-gali strong Copmanhurs [more]
yahrang sand natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahrba- marry language Middle Clarence [more]
yahrma- imitate ; copy Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahrum meteor ; falling star ; comet natural_environment Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahwgal hornet species insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yahwul hornet, small ; wasp, small insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahwulbah wasp place location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yahy wound ; gash body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yala, yela bee insect Middle Clarence [more]
yalabay urine body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalabung free, without any commitments Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yalal light ; fragile body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yalany tongue body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalany lips body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalanyama- lick Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalbang woman, young ; young woman people Middle Clarence [more]
yalbi- sing language Middle Clarence [more]
yalbil song language Middle Clarence [more]
yalbur(u) happy ; contented senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yale bee insect Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yalgan Honeyeater, Regent ; Regent Honeyeater bird Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yalgan sun natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yalgur sick body_part Middle Clarence [more]
yalnan sun ; sunlight ; hot natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalnan + -an.ga- shine ; reflect light Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalul light weight Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalurgul (?) Big Burleigh location All [more]
yalyal jinang (?) toe, big (?) ; big toe (?) body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yalyal, yilyal, yelyel, yaljal sick ; ill body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yamba home artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yamba snake reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yambera wife's father's father ; grandfather (paternal) of wife people Middle Clarence [more]
yamberagan wife's father's mother ; grandmother (paternal) of wife people Middle Clarence [more]
yamigan (?) single Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yamundawi foot (?) body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yan-, yana-, yan.ga- go, walk Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yan-, yana-, yan.ga-, yanba- go ; go away ; travel ; walk Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yan-, yana-, yanba-, yan.ga- go ; walk Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yan.gay rising tide natural_environment All [more]
yan.giwaba- return Lower Richmond [more]
yanangga boy people Copmanhurs [more]
yanbali- walk around Middle Clarence [more]
yanbay going ; walk ; visitor (Wa) ; traveller (Gd) people Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yanbihba-, yanbihnyma- send ; make go ; go, allow to ; allow to go Middle Clarence [more]
yanbihnyma- cause to go ; make (someone) go Middle Clarence [more]
yanbula fish (?) fish Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yandihndi- accompany ; go with ; take along Middle Clarence [more]
yang in this direction ; here location Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yang yanihndi- bring here Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yang! here! ; lo! Middle Clarence [more]
yanganda- bring here Middle Clarence [more]
yangani- bring ; fetch Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yanganibuli-, yanganiburi- bring ; fetch Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yangbu come back Middle Clarence [more]
yanggan tough ; solid fish Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yanggirah near location Middle Clarence [more]
yanggirahbu nearer side, on location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yanggirmay this side (of) location Middle Clarence [more]
yanggiwa- come this way Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yanggiwa-, yan.giwa- come ; come back ; come this way Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yangguwa- come Middle Clarence [more]
yangguwa-, yangguwaba- come Middle Clarence [more]
yangil creek, small natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yangini- bring ; fetch Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yangma- swear at ; swear ; abuse ; curse ; use bad language ; say wrongly language Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yangmal bad swearing ; swearing, bad Lower Richmond [more]
yangmayangma- swear ; curse Middle Clarence [more]
yangwen- come towards the speaker Middle Clarence [more]
yanihndi- bring, to ; take, to Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yanmali- go Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yanyan walking Lower Richmond [more]
yanyan.gahla ghosts language Lower Richmond [more]
yanyba- sharpen Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yaraba- marry language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaragan bone body_part Copmanhurs [more]
yaraman, yaramahn, yaramang horse animal Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarang sand natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarang, yarar leg body_part Middle Clarence, Copmanhurs [more]
yarany chin body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarany, jarany, yariny beard body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarany-djam beardless body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarba- marry language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarbam (yarabam?) waves of sea ; sea waves natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarbi- sing ; chant language Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarbi-, yarbili- sing language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarbil song ; chant language Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarbil-gali person who likes to sing people Middle Clarence [more]
yarbilgin, yarbilgin.gan singer people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarbilginy singer ; person who can sing people Middle Clarence [more]
yardjar diarrhoea body_part Middle Clarence [more]
yarengbal noise ; sound Middle Clarence [more]
yargahy noise of rustling in leaves or grass plant Middle Clarence [more]
yargeh south location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yargeh wind natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yargehny thin Middle Clarence [more]
yargehnywan- become thin Middle Clarence [more]
yargihny thin Middle Clarence [more]
yaring snake, green ; green snake reptile Copmanhurs [more]
yaring(g)ul wattle tree plant Lower Richmond [more]
yaruh-, yaruhli- fly ; fly away ; creep ; swim bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaruh-yaruh(li)- flee (in panic) Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaruhm swim Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yaruhma-, yaruma- swim in order to go from one place to another Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yaruhn track ; road ; spoor natural_environment Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yarun stone natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yarung, yarang sand ; beach natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaruwa (?) foot body_part Copmanhurs [more]
yarwandina bullock animal Lower Richmond [more]
yawahr corroboree ; corroboree song language Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yawahr ngahri- dance a corroboree language Middle Clarence [more]
yawahr-ngahrgin song maker of corroboree songs language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawahrgur saw (for cutting) artifact Middle Clarence [more]
yawang net for wallabies artifact Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yaway yes ; certainly ; of course Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yawgar goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawgar, yawgargin(y) goanna reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawu(y), yaw, yaway, yuway yes Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawun sunset ; afternoon ; afternoon, late ; evening ; night natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yawun-yawuhn dusk time Middle Clarence [more]
yawun-yawun evening (just dark) time Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yawundah afternoon, in the time Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yawunwan- afternoon, become ; late, become time Middle Clarence [more]
yaygir Yeygir language ; Yaegl language language Middle Clarence [more]
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