English: camp, house, hut, dwelling, blanket, rag, cover, bark
Bundjalung: ngumbiny
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: artifact
Comment: M:Liv's suffixes show final /ny/, gamay ngumbiny can be used for a large building such as a church, or for a collection of humpies - a town or village, ngumbiny also used for the blankets given to the Aborigines on Queen's birthday, and for a rag tied round the foot (M:Liv). Y:Watsn claims corrupted by white people to 'humpy' or 'umpy'. Y:Hanln forms noomboolalah and noomboolya probably belong with numbuh- 'return'.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm ngumbiny house, ngumban blanket; Y:Holm ngumbiny (ngumbuny Fogty) I. bark, 2. hut, house, home; Y:Allen ngum-bin house; Y:Watsn ng
South West: We:Gordn camp , house , hall ; Cas:Smy ngumbinj house, dwelling ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt house , hut; Gn:JMathew ngumbin house ; Gn:Mathew ngumbin house
Copmanhurst: Cop:Hargrv berongumbi hut (small house) ;
Example:

Bundjalung : Ngay gilagir ngumbinygir. (from M:Li)

English: 'I would like to have that house.'


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