English: clever man
Bundjalung: warima
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   bugur   gundir   wiyung  
Category: people
Comment: 'Has a more superstitious use than nguru' (Livingstone). 'When a person is ill, the warrima, 'wizard' is sent for to throw on him a good spell, called bunyarama warrima. The warrima takes something like a rope out of his stomach(!), and climbs up to waijong to have an interview with the w??gai. On his return, if the man is to recover, he says 'Your w??gai has come back and you will soon be well', but if he is to die, he says 'I could not get your w??gai.' The w??gai are also the spirits
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv warrima


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