Nouns

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This page contains common words (mostly nouns). Click on the column headings to sort.

Kunwok English
bakki tobacco
baleh where
bengwarr deaf person
berluh aunty
bikbik pig
bim painting
bininj person, aboriginal person, man
birriwern everyone
bobo bye bye
bod fly
bokenh two
dabborrabbolk elders, old people, ancestors
daluk woman
delek white clay
djalangkarridj-djalangkarridj dragonfly
djarrang horse
djedje woman's child
djenj fish
duruk dog
karrang mother
korlonj man's child
kornkumo father
korroko just now, a long time ago
kudjewk year, wet season
kukak night
kukku water
kunak fire
kunbard knee
kunberl arm
kunberr fun
kunbid hand
kunbirli light, flame
kunbolk country
kundad leg
kundang mouth
kundedj buttocks
kundenge foot
kundjikka milk, breast
kundulk tree
kundung sun, hour
kunj kangaroo
kunkanj meat
kunkeb nose
kunkodj head
kunkurlah skin
kunmadj personal effects
kunmim eye
kunngarbek hair
kunngey name
kunngorrk waist
kunngudj strength
kunwardde stone, money
kunwok language
kured camp
kurrung build up season
lod loaf
mah ok
mako gun, didjeridoo
malaywi morning, tomorrow
manberlnginj clapstick
manbolh track
manbuyika next, previous
mankabo river
mankung honey
manlabbarl waterhole
manme food
manngarre bushes
marladj orphan
mayh animal
milh forhead
mimih spirit being
modjarrkki freshwater crocodile
mudika truck, car
nakurrng poison cousin
namarrkon lightning
namud family
nayin snake
ngadburrung sibling
ngadjadj uncle
ngalekke she
ngalkohbanj old lady
ngalng yabby
ngalyod rainbow serpent
nganabbarru buffalo
ngardduk my, mine, nb "rdrd"
ngarradj sulphur-crested cockatoo
ngaye I
ngudda you
rdardda younger sibling
rdird moon, month, usually written "dird"
wakih prawn
wakwak crow
wilarrk egg
wolewoleh afternoon, yesterday
yabok sister
yawkyawk young woman
yawudinj / yawurrinj young man
wurdurd child
yoh yes

Common Loanwords from English[edit]

  • bakki tobacco
  • bikbik pig
  • bulikki cattle
  • dabulin tarpaulin
  • djukdjuk chicken
  • delebon telephone
  • mededjin medicine
  • mudika truck, car