Definition of Nyungar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnjʊŋə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
An Aboriginal language of SW Australia.
Example sentences
  • All of the languages that were spoken in the South-West (listed above) are today known as 'Nyungar', the word for 'human being' in these languages, now used to refer to Aboriginal people of this region.
  • Only a few old people now speak what is probably a simplified version of the original language of Southwestern Australia, which they call Nyungar.


The name in Nyungar, literally 'man'.

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