English: father, father's brother, father's male cousin
Bundjalung: mahmang
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: people
Comment: Listed in Gd, Cas, but not Y; mahmangdjar, mahmangbihny, plural mahmanggir, accusative mahmangdjarni, can be contracted to mahmangdjani, also dahri We; Wa:Tabulm:Hargrv possibly mahngam, Ga:Sha:Turnbl and Wi:Curr:Lismore have form mahmal. mahmang- ngehn or mahmang-garah plural 'fathers'.
Lower Richmond: Wi:Curr:Richmond marmong; Bj:Sc:Coraki, Bj:Sc:Coraki5/1903 mammung; Ny:Curr:Ballina mamong
South West: Wa:Crowl; We:Gordn; Wa:Calley ma:mung , ma:mang; Wa:Tabulm:Hargrv marng-am; Cas:Smy ma:mang
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ; Gd:Sci:Woodnbng mymong; Gd:Sc:JThomas UClarnce marmong father; Gn:JMathew mamang father; Gn:Mathew mamang

Bundjalung : Ngihn.gur wanah mahmang nyari? (from Wa:Calle)

English: 'What is your father's name (who you father named)?'

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