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Ngwonana, s.—Anas Novæ Hollandiæ; the grey duck.

Ngwonna, s.—The pieces of kangaroo skin used for stringing the women's bags.

Ngworryn-ngworryn } a.—Handsome; beautiful.

Ngwundkol—(K.G.S.) The place last slept at ("lain and left").

Ngwundow, v.—Pres. part., Ngwundowin; past tense, Ngwundaga. To lie down.

Ngwuntungur—(K.G.S.) To dream.

Ng-yakyn, s. (Northern dialect). A turtle. See Yagyn.

Ng-yal, ad.—Here.

Ng-yame-ng-yaming, s.—Rhodanthe Manglesii. A pretty pink flower, growing in great abundance on red sandy loam soils.

Ngy-anga, s.—A wave of the sea.


(Sounded as in Old, Cold. 0w as in Cow, Now. O and U are also used interchangeably in different dialects. See Preface.)

Odern, s.—The sea.

Ordak—A particle affixed to verbs, signifying to intend; to purpose; as Ordak dtan, to intend to pierce; Ordak-barrang, to intend to take.

Orlgo, s.—Corrupted from Nalgo, a tooth.

Orpin, a.—(K.G.S.) Plenty.


Observe—The sounds of P and B are in so many instances used indiscriminately or interchangeably, that it is frequently difficult to distinguish which sound predominates. The predominant sound varies in different districts. See Preface.

Pandopen, v.—(Northern dialect.) To faint; to swoon.

Părtăp—(K.G.S.) To lie; to deceive; from Bărt, not.

Pidilmidăng, s.—Pachycephala gutturalis, Yellow-bellied thrush.

Pira—(K.G.S.) A species of Banksia.

Piring, s.—The gum or resin of the Balga, the Xanthorea, or common grass tree. It is not of so strong a quality as the Kadjo, or resin of the Barro, and is used for fastening on the barbs, and the jagged quartz or glass fragments to the spear-heads, which are not fixed on so firmly but that they may come off in the wound. Though the Piring is a resin, and not soluble in water, wet loosens and destroys it.

Po-nyte, s.—The knee.

Pulbarn, s.—Kennedia. A creeper, with scarlet flowers.

Punan, s.—A hole; an aperture.


Quarra, s.—Macropus coeruleus. Blue kangaroo.