YugambehDictionary

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This website is being developed in consultation with Yugambeh Museum and the community workshops they are organising.

The words in black are common to the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language group, the words in green are unique to Yugambeh.

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Category English Yugambeh
body_part ear binang [more]
time early budjurbu [more]
insect earthworm ; worm julge, julgeh [more]
natural_environment east wind ; wind, east midjigay [more]
reptile Eastern Water Dragon ; Water Dragon, Eastern ; lizard species ; water dragon ; dragon, water magil [more]
body_part eat jaw- [more]
food eat ; drink ja- [more]
food eat ; drink jali- [more]
body_part eat ; drink jari- [more]
natural_environment ebb tide ; ebbing tide gunggudjaru, gunggudjahru (gunggu jaru?) [more]
food edible jahbi-gubi, jah-gubih [more]
fish eel juruhny, juruny [more]
food egg gabuny [more]
food egg ; shooting star ; meteor gabuny [more]
body_part elbow gin.gam (ginggam?, gingam?) [more]
body_part elbow gurin [more]
elbow guruhny [more]
people elder ; spirit being, powerful ngadjang-gali [more]
elopement wulgalar [more]
people eloper gambuhny [more]
empty gumbanya-, gumbany (gamban?) [more]
empty (something) gahbiya-, gangiya- [more]
bird emu nguruny, ngurihny [more]
end jim, -djim [more]
plant end ; top ; tip ; terminal ; top of tree ; high ; upward baray [more]
body_part entrails ; intestines ; bowels magay [more]
senses envy gudjahl-bulim [more]
ergative subject case marker ; transitive subject case ; agent case -dju [more]
time evening (just dark) yawun-yawun [more]
exchange garbahn wubali- [more]
exclamation of surprise or wonder ; surprise, exclamation of ; wonder, exclamation of gurahy [more]
expect wulangga- [more]
body_part eye mih, miyi [more]
body_part eye mil, mih [more]
body_part eye ; eyes mil [more]
body_part eyebrow ngihlim [more]
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