English: black snake
Bundjalung: nguhnyba
Part of Speech: noun
Related Words:
With same English translation:   dirany   ganggalur (?)   gangguy   gumgaye   gunggay   gungguyay   jiyumgang   juhm-guwang   jumgung, jumgum, jumgu (?)   wunyba  
Category: reptile
Comment: Possibly wunyba (Y:Holm), or from nguhny 'charcoal' etc., given as generic snake (Calley and Geytenbeek), nguhnyba/nguhnybe is 'snake' (generic) in Gd, Wa, and Wu lists gunbi as 'carpet snake'. See wunyba and nginduny.
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Holm:Logn wunyba; Mur:Sc:Hargrv unbee black snake; Ng:Sc:Cudgn ohenbah; GC:Talleb:Sc oonbie black snake Ng:Sc:Cudgn3/1903 ohenbah black snake; Ng:Sc:Mur unbee black snake;
Lower Richmond: Wi:Curr:Richmond moinba; Wi:Curr:Lismore uanba snake; Bj:Sc:Coraki kumboie black snake; Ny:Sc:Ballina3/1903 rungagay (R?) black snake;


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