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People | Relations | Parts of the Body | Language and Ceremony | Material Culture | Food, cooking and fire | Water | Elements | Mammals | Reptiles | Birds | Marine | Insects | Plants | Qualities | Moving | Doing | Places and Times | Questions | Answers

People

man, Aboriginal person mari
Aboriginal woman yinarr
baby gaayinggal
child gaayili
boy gabinya
girl miyay
old man waayamaa
old woman yambi
white man wanda
white woman wadjiin
boss maatha
policeman gandjibal

Relations

mother ngambaa
father bubaa
mother's father, daughter's son thaathaa
mother's mother waabi
mother's brother, uncle garruu
elder brother thaya
brother galamaay
elder sister bawa
elder sister, younger sister bagaan
wife, husband guliirr
father's mother, wife's mother, mother-in-law garrimaay
child gaay
my father bubaa-thi
my mother ngambaa-thi
my elder brother thaya-thi
my elder sister buwa-thi
my mother's brother, my wife's father garruu-thi
my younger brother galamaay-dji
my father's sister baaman-di
my younger sister bagaan-di

Parts of the body

head, hair of head gawugaa
forehead, face ngulu
eye mil
nose muru
ear bina
mouth ngaay
tooth yira
tongue thalay
beard yarray
arm bungun
hand mara
chest biri
breast, milk ngamu
stomach mubal
intestines of sheep galinggalii
small intestine of sheep yaray
urine giili
faeces guna
shin buyu
foot thina
blood guway
bone bura
fat wama
heart gii
liver gana
skin yulay

Language and Ceremony

language gari
song yugal
message stick maang
initiation ground buurru
ghost, spirit wandabaa
Baime baayama

Material Culture

camp walaay
house gunthi
boomerang barran
club bundi
digging stick ganaay
spear bilaarr
string bag, fishing net gulay
bag mangga
stone axe yuundu
money yarrul
clothing baya
shirt thuwadi
trousers tharrawurra
shoe, boot nhangana
hat gabugaan
tobacco biyagaa
cigarette buubili
pipe baayibu
paper biiba
blanket bulanggi

Food, cooking and fire

meat thii
vegetable food yuul
bread mantha
bread thuwarr
bread gundal
fire wii
ashes girran
match buri
wood wugan
smoke thuu

Water

water gali
rain gali baarri
creek bagaay
flood wuguu
mud milimili

Elements

sun yaraay
moon gilay
star miri
cloud yuru
thunder thulumaay
storm walawala
lightning muri
wind maayirr
whirlwind buuli
ground thawun
rock, stone yarrul
mountain gaba
hill thuyul
hole biruu
track, road yurruun

Mammals

kangaroo bandaarr
pademelon wallaby wan.guy
possum muthay
tame dog buruma
wild dog, dingo marayin
echidna bigibila
horse yarraaman
cow milambaraay
sheep thimba
cat burrgan
pig biguun

Reptiles

turtle waraba
small lizard gumuuma
blue-tongue lizard thalagal
frill-necked lizard balawagarr
sleepy lizard wurumal
tree goanna yurrandaali
sand goanna thuli
jew lizard tharri
black snake nhurraay
grey snake nhiibi
red snake ngandabaa
red-belly black snake galibalalaa
carpet snake yabaa

Birds

bird thigaraa
egg gawu
wing bungun
emu thinawan
brolga burralga
pelican guliyaali
scrub turkey wagun
plains turkey barawa
crow waruu
kookaburra gugurrgaagaa
willie wagtail thirithiri
white cockatoo muraay
black cockatoo biliirr
galah gilaa
eaglehawk maliyan
magpie guluu
black duck garrangay
diving duck thiinbin
mopoke owl bulul
small mopoke owl yithiyan

Marine

fish guya
cod fish guduu
black bream fish gambaal
bony bream fish baraa
cat fish gaygay
yellow belly fish thagaay
shrimp mirrindjaa
large mussels thanggal
small mussels giinbay
frog gindjurra

Insects

louse munyi
nits of louse garaay
black ant giidjaa
bull ant gabiyan
meat ant gaalan
fly burruluu
mosquito mungin
native bee guni
queen bee guniinii
honeycomb, native bee bread thiinaa
grasshopper bunbun

Plants

tree thulu
leaf buu
branch bungun
burr, bindieye bindayaa
root warran
type of berry yawurr
type of berry gumi
grass garaarr
gum tree yarraan
coolibah tree gulubaa
white box tree bibil
oak tree murrgu
myall tree mayal
brigalow tree burrii
leopard wood bagala
mistletoe baan
Brazil cherry guri
naipan bush ngabaan
low fan-shaped shrub mirrirr
acacia blossum galariin
reed tharril
type of yam gubiyaay
type of yam nhaal
type of yam warray
water yam milaan
native orange tree bambul
small wild melon bungal

Qualities

one maal
two bulaarr
three gulibaa
many burrulaa
black buluuy
white balaa
good gaba
bad gagil
big burrul
small gaayinmara
long guraarr
crooked warawara
dirty thawun-baraay
rotten nhuwi
cold garriil
dry balal
hard bamba
heavy munan
sweet gaba
unsweetened nhundu
fast barraay
blind muga
deaf muga bina
mad wamba
angry, wild yiili
lazy yinggil
hungry yuul-ngin
thirsty gali-ngin
full up with food yuul-araay
to be sick wiibi-li
dead balun
fat wamu
thin burabura
tired yinggil
drunk tharraa
weak barumbalu
pregnant mubal-yaal

Moving

to go yana-y
to run baanaga-y
to climb galiyaa-y
to fall bundaa-gi
to sit down ngarri-li
to stand up warra-li
to come back wun.ga-li
to swim gubi-y
to fly barra-gi
to jump bara-y
to dance, to play yulu-gi
to lie down, to sleep baabi-li

Doing

to speak guwaa-li
to cry yu-gi
to call out gaga-li
to laugh gindama-li
to sing buwi-li
to bark gula-li
to hear, to know winanga-li
to see ngami-li
to bite yii-li
to eat tha-li
to drink ngaru-gi
to vomit gaawi-li
to blow buubi-li
to die balu-gi
to hit buma-li
to spear thu-gi
to chop garra-li
to light a fire wima-li
to make gimabi-li
to fix, to mend maruma-li
to cook guwiya-gi
to cook in the ashes thawuma-li
to take gaa-gi
to give wuu-rri
to throw waa-li
to catch, to hold ganma-li
to carry wamba-li
to take out thuma-li
to steal gaarruma-li
to lift up thiyama-li

Places and Times

far away, distant biruu
above ngarribaa
now yilaathu
by and by, later yilaalu
tomorrow ngurrugu
once maala
already, certainly giirr

Questions

what? minya
where? thalaa
who? ngaana

Answers

yes yawu
no gamil
I ngaya
we two ngali
we all ngiyaani
you nginda
you two ngindaali
you all ngindaay

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