English: possum
Bundjalung: guyahny, guwihny
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   badjahng   dundanngahw   ganam   gayir   gidjang   gidjay   gihdjay   gubi (?)   gugahn   gulan   gunam, gunum   gunum, gunam   guran   guruhna (?)   guwany   guwin, wing   guyahnambuhn (?)   guyahny   guyan, guwan   ngawra ngawra   ngawrul   nyuwang   walga   wing, guwin   yirgihng   yiriging  
Category: animal
Comment: Big forest possum kuwiyany (?); others guyan or guwan (Y:Hanln); Ngr:Gresty lists as grey possum; possibly word from which Kynnumboon 'place of possums' (on Tweed River) derives (Y:Hanln); cf. Will, guwin, etc. 'ringtail possum', and nyuwang.
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict kuyahny, kuwihny; Y:Sha:Culhm; Y:Holm:Fogty guyany possum, guwany (guany) possum Paulsn,Fogty; Y:Allen guran opossum; GC:Coomera:police cooan; Ngr:Gresty kwayan grey possum; GC:Nerang:police quaan; GC:Nerang:Curr:Fowlr gueyan; Tw:Curr:Bray quam; AT:Curr:Prior noun; AT:Curr:LandsWh quini; AT:Curr:O'Conn newung; Y:Hanln gweeahn big forest opossum, others kooyan or koowan; Y:Hanln Kynnumboon place of possums


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