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These Names/Words are taken from several different Australian Aboriginal Languages

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Ma'a 
Ma'alang 
Maga 
Maji 
Makamaka 
Makuwarta 
Malaka 
Malka 
Malkamalka 
Malkamarru 
Mallaganee 
Mangkurra 
Manha 
Mani 
Marawarpina
Marrhki 
Matong 
Mawarra
Mayamaya 
Mayarli 
Mayi 
Mayimayi 
Merriang

hand, thumb, palm 
brown crane 
wongay tree 
hungry 
hot
spear
dog
body markings
striped
policeman
hill with pine trees 
big
bad
equal 
stretch out the hand 
gun
powerful
pleasant place 
dog
good
ground, dirt
dirty
plenty of native dogs

Merrigang 
Merrijig 
Millemurro 
Milya Palhtha 
Milya Pirrkili 
Miri-Miri
Mirrhi 
Mirrhtyi 
Mitha 
Mitta Mitta 
Moonga 
Moonya
Mooroopna 
Moyerre 
Moyhu 
Mulwala 
Muma 
Mungka 
Muno 
Munytya 
Murana 
Mutta Mutta 
Muuwa 

playground of dingoes
good, well done 
pelican
flat nosed
big nosed
high up
little girl
leaf
charcoal
little waters
dark 
home 
ghost, spirit
cousin
wind
big lagoon
ghost
thunder
bum 
docile
willy wagtail
thunder
white cockatoo 

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Nangkita
Nanowie 
Nappoo 
Narani
Narbethong 
Narwee
Naya
Nhompo 
Nhucha 
Nirimba
Noamunga 
Nooka
Noonghagun 

place of little frogs 
a corner
sleep
small, little, few
cheerful, lively
the sun
mother 
black eagle 
star 
pelican
fishing place
give
niece

Noonghee
Nooree
Nootta
Nullah Nullah
Nurra
Nurrin 
Nurrowin
Nurrun
Nurrungee
Nutta
Nutyoon
Nyee Nyee

nephew
noisy
to taste
a club or heavy weapon
a camp
eldest sister
flat piece of country
a hole
remember
shallow
fresh water
merry

-O-
Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Omaroo 
Omeo 
Oodlawirra 

beautiful view
mountains
hill & tree country

Orana 
Orara 
Orrapoora 

welcome
home of the perch 
Magpie

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Paba 
Pach 
Pacha 
Pache 
Pademelon 
Pama 
Panchi
Pangalia 
Pangku 
Panthen 
Papa 
Paratyi 
Paringa, 
Paripi 
Parnrtara 
Parnrtira 
Parratya 
Parraweena 
Parrpa 
Pe'en 
Pigo 
Pinba 
Pinchi 

mother 
white 
bald 
flowers 
scrub wallaby
man 
eyelash 
eldest son 
wallaby 
bulguruw 
father 
flame
home at the river 
river
cloud
friend
woman
place of parrots 
brown hawk 
skin 
hit
rainbow lorikeet
saltwater crocodile 

Pinhi 
Pintan 
Pinyerrel 
Pipipa 
Pirramurar 
Po'ol Nonda 
Ponenye 
Ponthe 
Ponto 
Puchalam 
Puku 
Puku 'arrka 
Punche 
Punga 
Punpen 
Puntha 
Puntha 
Puntha 
Puparrang 
Pupi 
Purrutya 
Putu 
Puunyi 

awake 
monkeynut tree
aunty 
sandpiper
shield 
apple 
little brother 
messmate tree 
little brother 
orchid 
child 
baby boy 
long neck turtle 
sun 
grass lily 
arm
creek 
elbow 
wangu lizard 
firestick, firestick tree 
sugar
bloodwood tree
hornet 

-Q-
Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Quarrian
Quatha

a type of parrot
a red fruit 

Quoba
Quoll

good
carnivorous marsupial

-R-
Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Rata
Rlatya
Rlilkarra

a plant
right, O.K.
headband

Rtakuwima
Rtapu
Rtikarrha

fat
silent
sky

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning
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-T-
Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Talgarno 
Tandanya 
Tangari 
Tanjenong
Tanunda 
Tarrawonga 
Turrella
Tatura 
Taworri 
Teangi 
Tempi 
Terrigal 
Thaa 
Thachi 
Thagwa 
Thala 
Thampe 
Thangkarr 

dry country
home of the red kangaroo 
edible gum 
lofty 
creek with water fowl 
mating place of pigeons 
water weeds
small lagoon 
evening breeze
earthy 
swamp duck 
place of little birds 
mouth 
sand goanna 
old woman 
centipede 
black duck
semen 

Thata 
Tharta
Thathi 
Thipi 
Thono 
Thudu 
Thuli 
Thuma 
Thunta 
Thupinh 
Thutamba 
Thuuwenye 
Tirrike
Titalang 
Tulang 
Tyinpi 
Tyinturru 
Tyipa 

untamed
frog 
feather
belly, guts 
one 
breasts, milk 
woomera 
fire 
white apple 
pregnant
wallaby
niece, nephew 
laughter, joy
peewee 
heart
star
clear water
moon

-U-
Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Ulamambri 
Ulmarra

possum country 
bend in the river

Urunga

a long beach

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning
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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Wa'awa 
Waanga 
Wachin 
Wadha 
Wage 
Wagga Wagga 
Waka 
Wakunpa 
Wali 
Walu 
Walwa 
Wambangalang 
Wambiri 
Wanchi 
Wanchu 
Wandong 
Wangara 
Wangga 
Wangka 
Wanthaji 
Wanthi 
Warialda 
Warra-Nunna 
Warrawong 
Warrina 
Warriwarri 
Warroo

river
tooth 
barramundi
crow 
white gum tree
many crows
grass
bark (of dog)
bluetongue lizard 
face 
a place of waters
many grey kangaroos
sea coast
sick
wife
ghost, spirit
west wind
dilly bag 
long yam
forest cotton
good 
place of wild honey
bee 
side of a hill
place of rest
long chain of hills
fire 

Warudhar 
Wati 
Waya 
Weba 
Weemala 
Wendho 
Wewam 
Wika 
Wileny 
Wima 
Winchin 
Wingkuru 
Wirake 
Weringerong 
Werunnunn 
Wirinun 
Wirriwirri 
Wirruna 
Wollowra 
Wonggan 
Woorawa 
Woyodho 
Wudu 
Wudukerre 
Wunbi 
Wundurra 
Wunya

lands end
paperbark, paperbark tree
bad
sleep 
distant view 
deaf 
red 
language 
little sister
big
sugar grass
noisy
friend
lyre bird
dog 
sorcerer 
whirlwind
sunset 
eagle 
liver 
wedge-tailed eagle 
whistle duck 
old man 
big uncle
puppy
warrior
big brother

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning
       
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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning

Ya'a 
Yakalba 
Yami 
Yamparti 
Yampi 
Yamurru 
Yangan 
Yapa 
Yapany 
Yarrabee 
Yarramalong 
Yarrawonga 

none 
red kangaroo 
father's sister
sweet
man's mother-in-law
ghost
hair
untamed
big sister
many gums
place of wild horses
running water over rocks

Yenggwe 
Yenken 
Yeramba 
Yhi
Yi'i 
Yib 
Yongko 
Yorrpe 
Yoyko 
Yuranga
Yuku 
Yuuwa 

lady apple 
bone
place of gum trees
the goddess of light
eyebrow 
south 
ironwood, ironwood wax
black berries 
mountain 
extensive view
tree 
sky, cloud

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Name/Word Meaning Name/Word Meaning
       
LINKS TO OTHER ABORIGINAL NAMES SITES

ABORIGINAL BABY NAMES
A most impressive selection!

ABORIGINAL NAMES & MEANINGS
"Taworri" means evening breeze...read on!

ABORIGINAL TRADITIONAL PLACE NAMES
Awabakal Aboriginal Words of the Lake Macquarie area.

NAMES OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL TRIBES
An extensive list with alternative names and component tribes

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL TRIBES
This is the full catalogue of Aboriginal language groups. Well worth visiting!

ABORIGINAL STREET & PLACE NAMES
Some really great names here, with their meanings.

AUSTRALIAN PLACE NAMES OF ABORIGINAL ORIGIN
Huge list of Australian suburbs and towns, with meanings, descriptions and location.

MORE ABORIGINAL STREET NAMES
I really enjoy this selection!

SYDNEY HARBOUR ABORIGINAL PLACE NAMES
Complete with all their meanings. Wonderful!

ABORIGINAL CLAN NAMES OF SYDNEY REGION
List of names as documented between 1788-1800

AYAPATHU WORDLIST
Alphabetic dictionary of the Australian Aboriginal language Ayapathu, spoken in central Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia.

ABORIGINAL TRIBAL NAMES FOR DIDGERIDOO
Australian Aboriginal tribes and cultures from different regions in Australia use different
names for the didgeridoo.

UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN WORDS
A selection of words including those taken from Indigenous languages into English.

ENGLISH-AWABAKAL DICTIONARY
A database of words related to Aborigines of the Newcastle area 

ABORIGINAL BIRD AND PLACE NAMES
In Australia there were many tribal languages and dialects, so that words differed from tribe to tribe 

NAMES OF ABORIGINAL GODS
There are many gods/goddesses with the same function but different names, and stories, according to each tribe

NAMES OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL GODS
List of ancient and actual deities in the different religions, cultures and mythologies

ABORIGINAL GLOSSARY
A list of aboriginal words with their meanings

WORDS OF THE KUTTHUNG LANGUAGE
List of words translated into English

AUSTRALIAN PLACE NAMES
In English & Guugu Yimithirr, Dyirbal, Gooniyandi, Arabana-Wangkangurru, Yagara and Yugambeh languages

THE WAGIMAN SEARCHABLE ONLINE ABORIGINAL DICTIONARY
Comprehensive dictionary, texts, and other information about Wagiman, a language of the Northern Territory.

KAMILAROI/GAMILARAAY ABORIGINAL DICTIONARY 
Aboriginals word from English words

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES OF AUSTRALIA
An truly comprehensive site!

ABORIGINAL MYTHOLOGY
List of names, words & meanings

KAKADU NAMES
Simple list of names from the North Australian language with no description or meanings

 

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