Karangura Wordlist

This is a searchable wordlist for Karangura.

The words presented below have been taken from ‘The habits, customs, and ceremonies of the Aboriginals of the Diamantina, Herbert and Eleanor rivers in East Central Australia’ by Francis H. Wells. 

indrarna
to cry
kadni
lizard, sleepy lizard
kaka
uncle (mother's brother)
kalka
sunset
kaltha
skin
kalyara
womb
kalyu
liver
kamiyaku
tomahawk
kangu
sweat
kantharna
to spit
kandrangu
parrot
karkarru
old man
karku
red ochre
karlya
feathers
karra
to hold
kidni
tail
kilangkili
galah
kiltyiriputuputu
to tickle
kilyi-kilyi
armpit
kirpa
cold
kubmarri
blood
kukuntha
hawk, whistling eagle
kuna-kuna
excreta
kungkarna
to laugh
kuntha
cray fish
kunthi
mosquito
kupula
grog, alcohol
kuputha
child, small
kurdu
hole
kuri
mussel
kuti
swan
kutyu
kurdaitcha
kuyi
girl
makitha
gun
maku manda
to lift
maltha
fur
malyamayi
bread
manthurna
to snore
manha
no good
mankanu
owl, boobook
manthanu
shame
mara
hand
maranama
shield
marangara
intestines
marda
stone
marnathiri
teeth
matharna
to bite
mayarru
rat
mayatha
boss
mikiri
thunder
milpuru
shadow
milyaru
dark, darkness
milyiri
anus
minki
sore
mirka
ant
mirki
eye
mirki-wiri
eyelashes
mirra
to scratch
mirratyanda
to scratch oneself
mudlha
nose
mudlha wilpa
nose hair
mulyi
grub
muntyu
fly (insect)
muta
back
muyu wanda
sunrise
nalya
cheeks
ngama
breasts
ngangki-yamayi
give
ngandri
mother
ngantyarna
to kiss, to love,like
nganyi
me, I (intransitive pronoun)
ngapa
water
ngarnka
beard
ngarnkatyara
chin
ngarpi
father
ngulu
forehead
nguna
wrist
ngunharra
one
ngunku
neck
ngurdu
hair
nhayipa
knife
nhirri
nails
nhuyu
brother
palka-kala
eucalyptus
palta
dead, to die
palya
arms
pantya
knees
paritha
calves of legs
pariyanthi
pig weed
parkuna
two
parkuna ngunha
three
pibma
lips
pintha
navel
pira
moon
pirda
stick
pirdarna
to hit, kill
pirdi
louse
pirpa
eyebrows
pirta
tree,stick
pitha-witha
chest
paya
duck
purkarna
to run
purralku
brolga
purrirna
to sleep
puruka
dress, frock
puthurru
dust
putyu
blind
takarna
to kick
thaku wipa
whip (loan from English)
thaltu
salt
thamarna
to cut
thampangarra
pelican
thampu
testicles
thantararna
to hit, to kill
thanganha
tongue
thandriprila
species of snake, venomous
thaparna
to smoke, to suck
tharkalathanda
to stand up
tharku
sand, sand hills
tharpu
wood
tharraka-rna
to swim
thidna
foot
thidna putha
boot
thidna nalki
toe
thikarna
to return
thipa
snake
thiritha
dog
thityi
sun
thundru
stomach
thungka
stink, stinking
thurru
fire
tyukurru
kangaroo
unthu
penis
wadnakuyi
spear
waltara
hot
walyu
ground, gypsum
wama
fat
wamara
wind
wampirka
goana
wangarra
tomorrow
wapa
go! (imperative)
waparna
to go
waparu
pigeon, species of pigeon
waratyanda
hanging (participial form), to hang
wari
fish
warirna
to throw
warkamantarini
handcuffs
warpu
bone
warrali
long, tall
warratha
long way
warru
white
warrukatyi
emu
warruku
clean, white colored
warura
pelican pouch
wayimalya
damper
wi-wi
sick
widlha-pirina
married woman
wilka
scalp
wilyiri
thighs, buttocks
winkari
shoulder
winthi
grass
wirparna
to whistle
wirrirna
to enter
wirripa
calf (cow)
wita
mob, many
wiyi
boy
wuthumanari
hat
wutyupakarni
diving bird
yakayayi
goodness me! (expression of excitement)
yakutha
bag
yapirna
to burn, ignite
yari
ear
yatharna
to bark, to speak, to say
yini
you
yukarna
to go
yuri
veins
yuripa
rope, string
yurra
rump
yuwi
yes
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