English: ritual scars on back
Bundjalung: birang
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   marawan  
Category: language
Comment: The first ritual scars, given to young man who is getting whiskers, tribal and class distinguishing marks (Yw); junggaragul 'ornamental cicatrices on body' (Y:Hanln).
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Sha:Culhm birang tattoo; Y:Watsn bir'ong; M:Liv berrung; Y:Hanln birrung scar


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