English: female's brother, male's younger brother, etc.
Bundjalung: banahm
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: people
Comment: (a) female's brother, male's younger brother; also 'greatgrandson' (M); includes many male relations on the same generation level (methods of calculating who is in banahm relationship differ according to whether ego is male or female); (b) great grandson Gd; male's younger brother and male cousin, female's brother and male cousin, great-grandfather, great-grandson Wa; often used today reciprocally between 'brothers'; Wi:Lism:Curr, Wi:Sc:Richmd and Ng:Curr:TwD:Bray list as (older) brother,
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv bunam younger brother; M:Sc:Brunswk punham brother, elder; una punham my brother; Ng:Curr:TwD:Bray punnam brother- elder; Y:Sha:Culhm banahm brother, younger brother; Y:Holm:Fogty banam; Y:Allen banam brother (younger); Y:Watsn bun'an younger brother, brother, ba'nam brother; M:Liv bunam man's younger brother, woman's brother; M:Evans punham elder brother; GC:Nerang:Fowlr, Tw:Curr:Bray punnam; AT:Curr:LandsWh bunang; AT:Curr:O'Conn bunam; Y:Hanln bunahm brother
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha:Turnbl bana:m younger brother; Bj:McDon banahm brother; Bj:Holm:Fergn bana:m brother; Wi:Lism:Curr bunnam brother-elder; Wi:Curr:Richmd bunum brother-elder; Bj:Sc:Coraki hunya bunam my brother (.) a man being the speaker, hunya bunam brother. (b.) a woman being the speaker; Ny:Curr:Ballina bunnuarm elder brother; Ny:Sc:Ballina5/1903 bunam, bimam (misreading) elder brother, my brother;
South West: We:Gordn yB.; Wu:Calley banam, balam/balan yBr, SS, DrDrhusbMFBrS, MMBrS, FFSrDrS; Wa:Sc:Tabulm:Hargrv gidg-a-wiry bunnum 'elder brother', nun ya buranum 'my brother'; Cas:Smy bana:myounger brother ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt; Gd:Sci:Woodnbng nannabranum 'my brother'; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce barnharm brother; Gn:Mathew bunam yb.; Gn:Mathew bunam younger brother ; .
Example:

Bundjalung : nganyah banahm (from Bj:Holme)

English: 'my brother'

Example:

Bundjalung : nganyah banahm (from Bj:Sc:Corak)

English: 'my brother (man or woman speaking)'


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