YugambehDictionary

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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
plant oak ; she-oak bilang, bilanggah [more]
plant oak, white ; white oak winwin [more]
language oath nganbanuba (anbanuba) [more]
obstinate ginyin [more]
natural_environment ocean jumgan [more]
natural_environment ocean ; sea, open ; open sea dumgan [more]
fish octopus manyil [more]
of ; belonging to -nga(h) [more]
oh! babuh! [more]
old gabungil [more]
old gidjang [more]
old gurilah [more]
people old man (over 50 years) ; man, old (over 50) mubig (?) [more]
people old man (Y:Holm) gidjung [more]
people old man ; man, old gidjang-gidjargan(y), gidjargan(y) [more]
people old man ; man, old ; old (of animates) gidjuhm [more]
people old woman ; woman, old mirang, miranggan [more]
people old woman ; woman, old mirung, mirunggan [more]
people older boy ; pre-puberty youth ; youth, pre-puberty jabu, jabuyil, jabudjil [more]
one yabur, yaburu(h) Listen [more]
one ; another yabu(h)r, yabul [more]
natural_environment open country ; country, open bagir, bagehr [more]
natural_environment open gum tree flat ; gum tree flat, open gumagala [more]
open to dunmah [more]
opposite naring gimi- [more]
location opposite ngaring gimi- [more]
plant orchid gaden(?) [more]
insect ordinary fly ; small maggot ; maggot, small ; fly, ordinary junbar [more]
people orphan gulam [more]
location out of way ; behind ; outside ; back ; rear buram [more]
location over ; above ; across naring [more]
location over ; around ; about wungan [more]
food over-cooked ; parched ; thirsty nyirgin [more]
bird owl bagu(h)m [more]
bird owl ; mopoke gumgan, gumgum [more]
bird owl, night ; frogmouth jinir-jinir [more]
bird owl, small slate-coloured ; night-hawk ; hawk, night- garang [more]
fish oyster ganangar [more]
fish oyster ginyiggar [more]
fish oyster mungal, munyal-munyal [more]
fish oyster munyal-munyal, mungal [more]
fish oysters ginyinggar(a) [more]
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