English: water
Bundjalung: nyabay
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words: gung  
With same English translation:   bimbim   binggiribah   bin.giny, bin.gihny   bin.giny(gir)   birany   birbi   birin, biren   bubang   buyin   dibing   ding-ding   dirangu   dugu(h)   gabihng   gabing   gadjan(?)   gahwang   gali   ganaybang, ganaybal   garba(h)   garbi   gargarbay   gawang   gawari-, gohri-   gayiwang   gibin   girahy   gubunggah (gung-gubunggah), gung-gubung   guhng   guhnginy   guhrwin   gung   gung juga-   gungam, gunggayir   gunggunggehr   gung, gwong   jabil   jahgany   jamigam   jarahnygiray   jubur ba-   juburbay   jurgahy   juruhng(g)il   juybam   magil   malung   mirang   mugihm, mugim   mugul   mulang   murang   muyum   ngadjugam   ngahri-   ngahrin   ngulahr   nguruh   nugan   nyabay-nyabay   nyugam, nyugan   wuluwah   wuranggari (?)   yingir (yinggir?)  
Category: natural_environment
Comment: See also gung.
South West: Wa:Crowl; Wa:Calley ngjabi gana go get water ; Cas:Smy njab
Example:

Bundjalung : Gimbah mahny gumar nyabaydju. (from W)

English: 'Wash away the blood with water.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala gawarehla mununu nyabaydju. (from W)

English: 'He is running from there with some water.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala nyabay gubung malahgu janagan.gu. (from W)

English: 'The water is too deep for the boy.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Mala nyabay gawarehla wayganda gudjanda mahnyula. (from W)

English: 'The water is flowing over the stones.'


This project is an initiative of:

Supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages Support program and New Media program. Copyright © Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative

Image by Sharon Smith. For more information contact Muurrbay