M
maal n

maala adv

maang n
  • message stick

maatha n
  • boss, *loan from English 'master', eg. Nhama ngaya yanawaan maathagu. 'I go to the boss'

maayal n
  • myall tree

maayirr n
  • wind

mabu n
  • beefwood tree, *recon

madamada n
  • knotty (of hair)

madja n
  • sorry

mala n
  • a. posterior
  • b. vagina
  • c. fork

maliyan n
  • eaglehawk, Aquila audax [Cp570], Ethn. a totem, *recon
  • see also wanthala

mamaay n
  • father's mother, *Tindale recorded this form for the Upper Barwon dialect
  • see also garrimaay

mangga n
  • bag

manggaay n
  • shingleback lizard

mangun.gaali n

mantha n

mara n
  • a. hand
  • b. finger

maRawal n
  • echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus [Fp87, Rp192], *recon
  • see also bigibila

marayin n

mari n
  • Aboriginal person, man, eg. Nhama mari thaay yanaay 'The man is coming this way', Nhama marithu gagil buruma ganmalda 'The man is holding the bad dog'
  • see also giwiirr , yinarr

marrabaa n
  • good, *recon

marrayirr n

marrgin n
  • gun, *borrowing from English "musket"

marrii n
  • male marriage class, Ethn. marries buuthaa, children are yibaay (male) and yibatha (female)
  • see also gabi , gambu , yibaay

maru n

maruma-li vt
  • a. to fix, eg. Wirringan nhama marumali 'The clever man will fix him'
  • b. to heal

matha n

mawu-gi vt
  • a. to dig, *recon
  • b. to scratch, *recon

mayan n
  • waterhole, *recon

miimi n
  • sister, Ethn. used for older or younger sister, *Tindale recorded this form for the Namoi River dialect
  • see also bagaan , buurrii

mil n

mila n
  • hip, *recon

milaan n
  • type of yam, Ethn. edible yam , *dug from ground and eaten. Williams says it is a "small yam, grows in swamp"
  • see also gubiyaay , nhaal

milambaraay n
  • cow, *loan from English 'milk' plus -baraay 'having'

milbay n

milimili n
  • mud

mingga n
  • ghost ground, burial place, Ethn. secret place in the bush, inhabited by ghosts. Williams says it is "spirit haunted, sacred tree"

minya n
  • what

mirii n
  • star

mirri n

mirril n
  • nasal mucus, snot

mirrindjaa n
  • shrimp

mirrirr n
  • low fan-shaped shrub

miyay n

mubal n

muga n

mugarr n
  • kidney, *recon

mulantha adv
  • far side of, *recon

munan n
  • heavy, *recon

munday n
  • step, Ethn. cut in trees to climb up

mungamunga n
  • wide, *recon

mungin n
  • mosquito

muntharr n
  • death adder, *recon

munyi n
  • louse

muraay n
  • white cockatoo, sulphur-crested cockatoo. Cacatua galerita
  • see also ngaanbanaa

murrgi-y vi
  • to forget, *recon

murrgu n

murru n
  • a. bottom
  • b. buttocks

murrun n

murrundunmali n
  • descending colon

muru n

muRula n
  • spear-thrower, *recon, Wurm says Gamilaraay did not use spear throwers

muRumuRu n
  • many, *recon
  • see burrulaa

muthay n
  • possum, eg. Gabinya muthaygu galiyaawaan. 'The boy is climbing for possums'

muubirr n
  • cicatrices, Ethn. scars cut in the shoulder

muuri n
  • lightning

muwan n
  • greenhead ant, *recon
 
N
ngaa int

ngaana pro
  • who

ngaanbanaa n

ngaarr adv
  • hard, strong

ngaarriyalana n
  • this side of, *recon

ngaay n

ngabaan n
  • type of tree

ngali pro
  • we two

ngama n
  • father's sister, *Tindale recorded this form in the Upper Barwon dialect
  • see also baaman

ngambaa n
  • mother, Ethn. marries baayina, *Tindale recorded this form in the Upper Barwon dialect.
  • see also guni

ngami-li vt
  • a. to see, eg. Bandaarr nhama ngamilda 'I saw a kangaroo'
  • b. to look at, eg. Minyagu nginda ngamilda 'What are you looking at?', Nginda nhama buruma ngamila 'You look at this dog!', Yilaalu ngaya ngamili buruma 'I will look at the dog later'
  • c. to watch, eg. Nhama ngalinda ngamilda 'They are watching us two'

ngamu n
  • a. breast
  • b. milk

ngamu-gi vt
  • to suck, *recon

ngamurr n

ngan.gi n
  • non-marriageable female, Ethn. correct section for female but considered "too close"

nganda n
  • bark, *Wurm's gloss "bark canoe"
  • see also tharraa

ngandabaa n
  • red snake

nganha pro
  • me, eg. Buruma nganha yiili 'The dog will bite me'

nganuwaay n
  • a. father's sister's daughter, Ethn. potential spouse, after marriage is called guliirr
  • b. mother's cross-cousin's daughter, mother's mother's brother's son's daughter, mother's mother's brother's daughter's daughter, mother's father's sister's daughter (of woman), Ethn. potential spouse, after marriage is called guliirr

ngarragaa part
  • alas!, *recon

ngarri-li vi
  • a. to sit, eg. Nhama gunthitha ngarrili 'He is sitting in the house', Burrulaa nhama mari ngarriyaabulda 'Many people are sitting down'
  • b. to camp

ngarribaa n
  • a. above, *recon
  • b. far, distant

ngarrila n
  • locust, *recon

ngaru-gi vt
  • to drink

ngawurr n
  • ankle, *recon

ngay pro
  • my

ngaya pro
  • I

ngibaay part
  • strange!, *recon

ngiirr n
  • eyebrow, *recon

nginda pro
  • you

ngindaali pro
  • you two

ngindaay pro
  • you all

nginu pro
  • your

ngiyani pro
  • we all

ngulu n
  • a. face
  • b. forehead

ngulugaayirr n
  • plaited net headband, Ethn. a narrow net painted red, worn as a headband

ngurran n

ngurru n
  • night

ngurrugu adv
  • tomorrow

nguru pro
  • he, *recon

nguuwa adv
  • here, *recon

nhaaduu n
  • type of seed, nardoo, Ethn. ground into flour, then cooked and eaten

nhaal n

nhaayibu n
  • knife, *loan from English

nhalganhalga n
  • cow horn

nhangana n
  • boot, shoe, eg. Nhangana nhama gagil 'This shoe is bad'

nhiibi n
  • grey snake

nhima-li vt
  • to pinch, *recon

nhingal n
  • bone awl, Ethn. piece of bone fashioned into an awl for making nets

nhingil n
  • saltbush, *recon

nhun n
  • nape of neck, *recon

nhundu n

nhurraay n
  • black snake

nhuubala n
  • new, *loan from English

nhuwi n
  • a. rotten
  • b. stinking

nyii n