English: white man
Bundjalung: jagay
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   dagarigay (m), dagarigaygan (f)   dagayu, dagayiyu   jagiradji   yirahli  
Category: people
Comment: All other sources list dagay; literally 'a black man's ghost'. Watson states 'The first white man seen by the Aborigines was believed by them to be a ghost, and this word became commonly used by them to denote a white man (w). Dagayu name applied by Aborigines to the early white settlers in Southern Queensland when they were exploring in search of grazing country, cf. dagai, the inflection -i u indicates irregular movement, and the whole word means "Travelling, or walkabout, white man." P
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Watsn dh


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