Gooreng Gooreng

The Gooreng Gooreng language is spoken in the Bundaberg region inland towards Monto, Mt Perry and Eidsvold and along the coast to Gladstone.

The following Gooreng Gooreng language words are included on the Gambara Gamu Biyu body chart poster – use the language pen to hear and practise saying the words.

English Gooreng Gooreng
Ankle wugul
Arm gini
Belly bulu
Belly button wogoo
Blood dii
Bone daigil
Bottom mundi
Chin yinboo
Ears bina
Elbow goomoo
Eyebrow teeping
Eyes mil
Face gun gun
Feet/foot djina
Hair gubu
Hand biru
Head wurul
Heart dulgu
Hip gaman
Knee bii
Leg djanyar
Lip yillim
Liver gana
Mouth geem
Neck wandal
Nose muru
Shoulders gilun
Skin yulan
Teeth dira
Toes mundoie
Tongue dunga

Learn more about Gooreng Gooreng!

Watch a digital story of Uncle Merv Johnson and the Gooreng Gooreng Dancers:

Further information

To discover more about the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages on the Body Chart, contact your local Library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre.

Language Centre

Central Queensland Language Centre (Bundaberg):  This centre supports language activities in Central Queensland from Rockhampton to Maryborough and west to Longreach and the NT border.

State Library of Queensland

For further information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages at the State Library of Queensland, please contact:

Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld. 4101.
PO Box 3488, South Brisbane Qld. 4101.
t: (07) 3840 7666           f:   (07) 3842 9126
SLQ Indigenous Languages web pages

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