English: handsome, handsome man, spirit, ghost, Balugahn
Bundjalung: balugahn
Part of Speech: noun, adjective
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Category: language
Comment: Name of mythical hero or heroes Wa; one kind of male spirit-being, usually good-looking Gd, handsome Gd; Balugahn, who lives in the spirit land Wu; Balugahn, standard character, the hero, of Bandjalang stories and legends, chief person in spirit world consequently identified with it; generally the mythical 'good' hero, and hence 'handsome', 'good-looking' (applied to girls by QLong); cf budjeram. Bj 'Jesus, nice-looking man'.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Holm balugan: nice, young, good-looking, pretty (e.g. a girl, q.v.), name of a mythological Young Man, Balugan (Y:Holm:Logn); Y:Holm:Monsl balagan young man, cf balugan; Y:Allen spirit (ghost) bujerum, bullogahn spirit (ghost); Y:Watsn b
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Turnbl Balugan Jesus, nice-looking man
South West: Wa:Crowl, Wu:Calley baluga:nba ; Cas:Smy baluga:n, baluga:n.ginj ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt;
Example:

Bundjalung : Wagaynin gilahni baygalnah wandehn baba(r) balugahnba. (from W)

English: 'The man's spirit goes to the spiritland (to Balugahn).'

Example:

Bundjalung : Balugahnadjihl (from G)

English: 'once belonged to Balugahn.'


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