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  • proper noun An indigenous Australian language spoken in the central part of Victoria, around Melbourne.


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  • Ingamells took it from the glossary of James Devaney's The Vanished Tribes 1929, where it was said to mean 'to annex, to join'; it comes from Wuywurung or Woiwurrung, an extinct language of the Melbourne area that is not even listed in Ethnologue. JINDYWOROBAK.

  • I may be wrong, but I think I've heard somewhere that bunyip's from Woiwurrung one of the languages formerly spoken in the Melbourne area. BUNYIP.

  • I don't think most Australians would equate a bunyip with the rainbow serpent, even if that's what the Woiwurrung word means. BUNYIP.


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