English: Aboriginal woman, dark-skinned woman of any race
Bundjalung: dubay
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: people
Comment: Plural dubay-djahli (Gd); 'wife, woman', also 'girl' (Wa); plural dubaymir 'women' (Wa); Wi:Curr:Richmd possibly dubari; woman, girl, wife (Cas); plural dubaymir, dubaygir, dubaybir; dubaymir (pl.); dubaydjam 'without a woman, having no woman'; dumbaymir 'lots of women'; jalgany more common.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Holm:Logn ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl dubay (dubuy?); Bj:TMcD-Gomes dubay woman; Bj:Holm dubai. dubaju, dubainga; Bj:Sc:Coraki, Bj:Sc:Coraki5/1903 doboi female, Black woman; Wi:Curr:Lism toobia a Black woman; Wi:Curr:Richmd doobury a Black woman; Bj:Sc:Coraki, Bj:Sc:Coraki5/1903 doboi female, Black woman; Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 tooby woman; Ny:Sc:Ballina5/1903 dewboy a black woman
South West: Cas:Smy dubai, dub
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt; Gd:Sci:Woodnbng dabay; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce dobye black g in;
Example:

Bundjalung : Dubahygir gah. (from Gd:Gey)

English: '(That looks like a) woman over there.' (woman-class over there)

Example:

Bundjalung : Gidjuhny gala dubay. (from Bj:Turnb)

English: 'That woman is big.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Dubayu nyangani. (from Bj:Hol)

English: 'The woman made (it).'


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