YugambehDictionary

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Category English Yugambeh
arrive ; arise ; rise ; get up ; happen ; appear ; come out ; stand up ; emerge bahn-, bahna-, bahn.ga-, bahrwa-, baya-, barga [more]
alive (?) danbin [more]
another gaba, gabay, gaybe, gaybi, ga(h)ba [more]
adopt gangindi- [more]
another gaybe, ga(h)ba, gabay [more]
another gaybi [more]
admit gayilima- [more]
arouse ; disturb ; raid ; wake up ; awake ; wake someone up girba- [more]
antipassive + imminent aspect ; reflexive + imminent aspect -lehny [more]
alive mamir [more]
alive ; life mamir, mamirbu [more]
almost ; nearly milangawaralalah [more]
antechronous suffix -na(h) [more]
and ; also ngeh (nga?) [more]
aspect markers -ni, -hn, ni [more]
arrive wamginy [more]
able, be wubin + -an.ga- [more]
always doing yaburuhma- [more]
any yeh [more]
artifact apron, woman's jage-jageh [more]
body_part arm ; wing ganggal [more]
body_part arm ; upper arm ; wing of bird ; front leg of animal ; leg (front) of animal ganggil [more]
body_part ache guhrang [more]
body_part armpit gulun [more]
body_part arm (with shoulder) gunggil (?) [more]
body_part arm (with wrist) jaruhn, daruny [more]
body_part arm (GC:Mestn) jawin [more]
body_part abscess ; sore ; ulcer jigay [more]
body_part ankle ; foot of tree ; tree trunk ; butt (of tree) wulu [more]
food ashes of a fire ; fire ashes bubidjan, bubigan (buhbi-?) [more]
food ashes bular [more]
insect ant hill ; ant nest bahmgan [more]
insect ant, bulldog ; ant, jumper ; bulldog ant ; jumper ant gamuhm [more]
insect ant, little black ; little black ant gudjalany [more]
insect ant species (We, Gd) gudjalany [more]
insect ant, greenhead ; greenheaded ant juluhr, julu [more]
location Albert River, dialect group ; Albert River, specific place on balgabari [more]
location ahead ; straight bumbay, bumbuy [more]
location above ; on top ; sky dugun [more]
location away gawanggu [more]
location above way [more]
natural_environment ashes ; dust bubeh [more]
people alone dahgarah(?) [more]
people Aboriginal woman ; dark-skinned woman of any race dubay [more]
people Aboriginal woman ; Goori woman ; woman, Aboriginal ; woman, Goori dugalgan [more]
people Aboriginal person ; person, Aboriginal guri [more]
people Aboriginal woman ; Goori woman ; woman, Aboriginal jalgany [more]
people Aboriginal man ; person ; face ; know (Wi) ; Aboriginal(s) (M) mibiny [more]
people albino mihgu-djam [more]
people Aboriginal woman 30-50 years old ; woman (Aboriginal 30-50 yrs old) mirindjin, mirangdjin (?) [more]
plant Angophera ; apple tree, native bubu, buyi-buyi, buybuy, bulbu, bulbul [more]
plant apple-box tree bulbu [more]
plant Angophera tree bulbul [more]
plant apple tree, native ; Angophera ; Apple gum buybuy [more]
plant Ash tree, Moreton Bay ; Moreton Bay Ash tree gurahng, guwany [more]
plant Ash tree, Moreton Bay ; Moreton Bay Ash tree guwany, gurahny, gurahng [more]
plant Apple, Black ; Black Apple jumbay, juhmbay [more]
reptile ah! ga-ga [more]
senses angry bunybuny [more]
senses anger gawan.gali, gawun, gawgun [more]
senses angry, get gawgany-an.ga- [more]
senses angry gawun(y), gawgun [more]
senses ashamed, be ging-an.ga- [more]
senses amused ngunyan.ga- [more]
time after ; behind bindji, bindja [more]
time afternoon, in the yawundah [more]
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