yibaay

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Gamilaraay[edit]

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yibaay

  1. A male marriage class or skin group. A yibaay can marry only a gabutha; his sons will be marrii, and her daughters matha.
    • 1856, William Ridley, On the Kamilaroi Tribe of Australians and Their Dialect, in Journal of the Ethnological Society of London, volume 4:
      The children of “ippai” by “kāpōta” are all “mūrrī,” or “baia,” and “mātā.”
    • 1873, William Ridley, Australian Languages and Traditions, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, volume 2:
      Class Names of Men. | Ippai

References[edit]

  • Peter Austin, A Reference Dictionary of Gamilaraay, northern New South Wales (1993)