English: pelican
Bundjalung: jungar, jungur
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   jungahr   jungur   ngadjang-nguhr   yungar (?)  
Category: bird
Comment: Compounded in Tchoongurra-baingairadeean (jungarba ngahradjiny (?)) 'pelican playground'; jungarbah 'place of pelicans'.
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict jungar , jungur, jungahr Y:Allen chungarra; Y:Watsn dhun'garra; dhun'gara or jun'gara pelican (P. conspicallatus); M:Mestn joongurra; Ngr:Gresty choongarra; Ng:Sc:Mur+ 5/00 choon-gurra-carra-nar-inden-arn the whole name signifies 'the pelican corroboree ground:; from choon-gurra , a pelican. It is the name of a flat-topped hill close to Boyd's Bay , Tweed Heads , and now known as Observatory Hill; Ng:Sc:Cudgn chungarah; Tw:Curr:Bray chungera; AT:Curr:Prior tangara , AT:Curr:JOConn


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