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You took out the reference to a slang term for condoms in Australia. It was, in the '70s. It would be where the term came from for the dwellings. Dongas are small and uncomfortable, like a condom.

  • All you have to do is provide evidence. Maybe a link to such a usage in an Australian book or newspaper. SemperBlotto 10:54, 17 September 2011 (UTC)


It could be a retrospectively applied acronym but I have heard that donga stands for demountable over night group accommodation. No reference unfortunately. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Never trust etymologies that claim something is an acronym. It’s made up 99.99999999% of the time. — Ungoliant (Falai) 23:23, 19 May 2013 (UTC)