English: corroboree, corroboree song
Bundjalung: yawahr
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   yuwahr  
Category: language
Comment: Corroboree type with action and mass participation (Gd); three types listed by Livingstone, associated with The Three Brothers, yawahr with Berrung, girahny with Mommom, and waguy with Yar Birain. cf. girin, wagaya.
Gold Coast Tweed: M:Liv youara
Lower Richmond: Bj:TMcD yawahr corroboree (?); Bj:Holm:Fergn, Turnbl jawar;
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn corr. dance; Cas:Smy jauwa:r, jawa:r ; Wu?:Calley jo:ar: corroboree ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt corr.;
Example:

Bundjalung : Yarbilidjahndu yawahrgu yagambu yirali yang giwa-nyun. (from W)

English: 'They used to sing the coroboree before the whiteman came.'

Example:

Bundjalung : Gandehn ngay wadjiyah blaganmirni yawahr gilah ngahrila. (from W)

English: 'I came to tell you there is a corroboree there.'


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