Yuggera body parts

Yuggera is the name of one of the languages spoken in the Brisbane area west to Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley. Yuggera shares many words with the neighbouring languages of Turubul to the North, Yugambeh to the South and Jagara and Yugarabul to the West.

The following list identifies parts of the body and their suggested pronunciation.

Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are oral languages that have only been written down since European settlement; there may be several variations in spelling and pronunciation. The following list should be seen as a guide - check with local language speakers as to the preferred local pronunciation. 

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English Yuggera Pronunciation
Arm Waiyebba Way-yeb-bah
Belly/Stomach Dhiggeri Dig-ah-ree
Bone Dyrrbin Deer-bin
Ear Binung Bin-ung
Eye/Eyes Mil Meel
Finger Killen Kill-een
Foot Dinna Din-nah
Forehead Yilam Yill-am
Hand Marra Mah-rah
Head Gahm Garm
Knee Buhn Boon
Leg Dharang Dah-rang
Mouth Dhambur Dam-boor
Neck Nggurrun Gnaw-run
Nose Muru Moo-roo
Shin Buyu Boo-yoo
Shoulder Giga Gee-gah
Teeth Deear Dee-ah

Further details

For more information on Yuggera: Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre serves as the Indigenous Language Centre for Southern Queensland; visit Yugambeh Museum’s website: www.yugambeh.com

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 Blog: http://blogs.qld.gov.au/ilq/

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