ngana

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Gamilaraay[edit]

ngana

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngana

  1. room
  2. grass windbreak
  3. grass hut

References[edit]

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Guugu Yimidhirr[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Paman *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Maric *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *ngana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ngana

  1. (coastal dialectal) we: first person plural nominative pronoun

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Most modern speakers use the inland form nganhdhaan, even if they otherwise use coastal words.

References[edit]

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngana

  1. child