Bundjalung Dictionary

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Bundjalung English Category Dialect
yiba- hold ; hinder Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yiburuh features ; face body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yigam flesh ; meat (muscle or flesh) food Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yigar solitary ; alone Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yigi right ; level ; equal to Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yigi-yigi gimili- look at someone face-to-face Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yih interjection, long-drawn-out language Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yihba- stick ; stuck, become ; catch (as clothes on thorn) Middle Clarence [more]
yihdj ba- breathe heavily body_part Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yihdjang grass plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yihdjanggam grassy plant Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yihl lazy Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yihlama- go where ; go whither location Middle Clarence [more]
yihmimi soldier-bird bird Middle Clarence [more]
yihnang reed ; reeds plant Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yihny where location Middle Clarence [more]
yihrany, nyiring snake, green ; snake, whip reptile Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence [more]
yihrbung cousin, male people Middle Clarence [more]
yihrbunggan cousin, female people Middle Clarence [more]
yil- where? location Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yila (Bj), yile (Ny), yili (M) where (to), somewhere, in what place?, some place location Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yila, yilah where location Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yilahgu where ; where, to location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yilal light artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yilbagan Yilbogan location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yile where? location Middle Clarence [more]
yile, yili, yila where? ; in what place? ; some place location Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yilen very Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yili some place ; in what place? location All [more]
yilminy switch, small ; flexible stick (small switch) artifact Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yilngan liver body_part Gold Coast Tweed, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yilngan bugal pleased senses Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yilyalma- sick, cause to be body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yimar kangaroo, female animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yimbun bulrush plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yin.gahya-, yin.gahyi- wish ; crave Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yina- lie down Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yina-, yinima-(?), yuna- lie down Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinama- put down ; lie something down Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yinama- leave ; depart Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinang toe ; toes body_part Middle Clarence [more]
yinanga close (?) ; near (?) location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinda I Copmanhurs [more]
yindjagini- how Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindjagini- how Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindjagu, yindjigu (nydj) where ; where, to location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yindjah which? ; what? Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindjahgan when time Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindjahgan when? time Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindje where at? location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindje gini- how? Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yindji, windji where? ; somewhere location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yindji, windji (nydj) where ; somewhere location Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yindjigahl, windjigahl (nydj) where after time Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yindju where are (with plural subjects) location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yinerugan dog, mythical language Gold Coast Tweed [more]
ying- bite Middle Clarence [more]
ying-, yingga-, yinga-, nyingga- bite ; sting Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yinggan cross ; angry senses Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yinggan/yingun bite, a Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yingir (yinggir?) salt water ; water, salt natural_environment Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinmir forehead body_part Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinyihnying savage Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yinyu where are location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirah opposite direction location Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirah gunggi- look the opposite way Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirahli man, white ; white man people Lower Richmond [more]
yirahligan white woman ; woman, white people Lower Richmond [more]
yirali, yirahli whiteman ; man, white people Middle Clarence [more]
yiraligan, yiragligan white woman ; woman, white people Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
yiralingah, yiralingahbiny English (language) language Middle Clarence [more]
yiran Snake, Green Tree ; Green Tree Snake reptile Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirany, yurany green snake ; snake, green ; whip snake ; snake, whip reptile Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yirbang (m), yirbanggan (f), gudjarang (m), gudjaranggan (f) cross-cousin people Gold Coast Tweed, Lower Richmond [more]
yirbul, yirbangdjar(gan) cross-cousin people Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yirbung father's sister's child ; mother's brother's child people Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirdiny bird bird Middle Clarence [more]
yirgah- bump Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirgahng, yilgahng sister, female's younger people Gold Coast Tweed, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirgihng possum, male animal Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yiriging possum, male grey animal Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yirihng lazy ; slow fr Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirihnydjan frog, trill of a fr Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirihr undergrowth ; trees, small plant Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirili white person people Middle Clarence [more]
yirili, yirilih whiteman ; man, white people Lower Richmond [more]
yiriligan white woman ; woman, white people Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence [more]
yiriliny bird bird Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yirimbahm cicada (generic) insect Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yirimbam, biribirim, bilibirin cicada ; locust, big ; locust insect Gold Coast Tweed [more]
yiriny whipsnake ; snake, whip- reptile Lower Richmond [more]
yiririhny bird (generic) bird Lower Richmond, Middle Clarence, Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
yiruhl All [more]
yiyili- meet together Condamine Upper Clarence [more]
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