English: shadow of departed person, spirit (of dead), sign, shadow, photo
Bundjalung: wagay
Part of Speech: noun
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Category: language
Comment: Shadow of a departed person M:Liv, sign Y:Alln, Y:Watsn. 'Has a more superstitious use than nguru' (M:Liv). 'When a person is ill, the warrima, 'wizard' is sent for to throw on him a good spell, called bunyarama warrima. The warrima takes something like a rope out of his stomach(!), and climbs up to waijong to have an interview with the wagai. On his return, if the man is to recover, he says 'Your wagai has come back and you will soon be well', but if he is to die, he says 'I could not ge
Gold Coast Tweed: Y:Alln wogai sign; Y:Watsn wog'ai; M:Liv wagai ;
Lower Richmond: Bj:Holm wagai shadow , photo
South West: Cas:Smy wogai, wogai ;


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