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From Proto-Central New South Wales *dhalañ, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *calañ. Cognate with Ngiyambaa thalay and Gamilaraay thalay.



  1. tongue
    • 1846, Horatio Hale, Ethnography and philology, Vol. VI of Reports of the United States Exploring Expedition, under the command of Charles Wilkes
      tɑ́lɑ̆ĭn tongue
    • 1892, James Günther, Grammar and Vocabulary of the Aboriginal Dialect called the Wirradhuri, in John Fraser (ed.), An Australian Language
      Dãlain—the tongue.
    • 1904, R. H. Mathews, The Wiradyuri and other languages of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 34
      Tongue .... .... .... thallun.