English: emu
Bundjalung: nguruny, ngurihny
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   ngurihny  
Category: bird
Comment: Gn supports nguruny. M:Liv hints that 'emu' is derived from nguru 'shade, spirit', some possibility this form is implied.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Allen murun; Y:Watsn mur'on; Mur:Sc:Hargrv oorm; Ng:Sc:Cudgens arcroon (aicroon?) emu; Y:Hanln n'goorun; Ng:Sc:Cudgn3/1903 arcroon emu; Ng:Sc:Mur oorm emu
Lower Richmond: Bj:Sha ngurihny emu; Wi:Curr:Lismore nurun; Wi:Curr:Richmond ooring; Bj:Sc:Coraki murum emu; Bj:Sc:Coraki vuriu [sic] emu; Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 nuring emu; Ny:Curr:Ballina wooring;
South West: Wa:Crowl; Cas:Smy ngurinj, ngurunj; Wa/Gd:Calley yur:unj;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce no-u-rin; Gn:JMathew nguruin ; Gn:Mathew nguruin ;


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