Family Kinship Terms

 

  • Boy = maralya

  • Girl = gardni

  • Boys or man  = mirari

  • Brother, Younger  = ngaidyaba

  • Brothers in law , Brothers having one life  = bardabarda 

  • Brother in law = moondyanda

  • Child, Infant  = gaidya

  • Coast people, Coast Tribe  = wambiri bidni yoorari

  • Concubine = googoonoordoo

  • Confidant, Friend = ngalira

  • Daughter  = ngabirdi

  • Family  = boodlanbi moori

  • Father = babi

  • Father and son  = babirünya

  • Father bereft of his child  = wariyi

  • Fatherless orphan, a person bereft of his father  = boogala

  • Husband  = yardli

  • Wife = gardidi, yoongara

  • Infant, Child  = gaidya

  • Mother = ngamaidyoo, ngami

  • Mother, A woman having born children  = ngoodlali

  • Name for a female relative, Grandchild/Grandmother  = gadyini

  • Name for a relative  = gagamida, ganyi, bina mara,windya

  • Name for a relative, Adoptive son = booyooloo

  • Name for a relative, Mother-in-law  = yoomari

  • Orphan  = ibirinya, ngamiri

  • Nephew, Relative = mani

  • Sister  = yaga

  • Take a wife, Marry  = gardidi nalada

  • 2 brothers, a pair of brothers  = ngamirünya

  • Uncle  = Ngamana

  • Unmarried, Bachelor, Spinster = wira

  • We two (brothers)  = ngadli

  • We two (husband and wife) = ngarinya

  • Widow  = maroorgoo

  • Widower  = yambina

 

Whyalla, South Australia, Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann with several participants in one of his Barngarla Aboriginal language reclamation workshops, 17 July 2012