English: kangaroo (generic), wallaby
Bundjalung: mani
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: animal
Comment: Generic; plural mani-ngehn or mani-garah (Gd), Gummow (gamaw) for females only (Y:Hanln), Ngr:Gresty lists as 'paddymelon', Ny spelling suggests muni.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Holm wallaby (Fogty); Y:Allen muni; Y:Watsn mun'i kangaroo (generic) (M. gigantea); kangaroo: AT:Curr:Prior , AT:Curr:LandsWh munni kangaroo; ATjo money kangaroo; Y:Beaudst:Sc , Y:Beaudst:police maree (prob. manee misread) kangaroo; Ngr:Gresty munnee paddymelon; Y:Hanln munee , munnee kangaroo ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm:Turnbl mani , maniju; Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 moonie kangaroo;; Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 moeniur kangaroo rat
South West: Wa:Crowl
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt

Bundjalung : Mala mani yehn.gala nguhnmalehla guwanggu malahni bumanah. (from W)

English: 'The kangaroo is sitting there warming himself because he got caught in the rain.'


Bundjalung : Gahba ngali yulany burani maniya. (from W)

English: 'We skinned that kangaroo.'

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