Meaning of munjon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌndʒən/


  • An Aboriginal person who has had little contact with white society.

    ‘people said a munjon from the hills had stolen her’
    • ‘Even a nail was valuable to a Munjon.’
    • ‘Davey was a smart young aboriginal who, only three years before, had been a munjon.’
    • ‘He knew that his laden packhorse team, and particularly his few tools of precious iron, would be a tempting prize to the Munjons.’
    • ‘If you're such good mates with the munjons can't you get them to allow drovers through?’
    • ‘The munjons waged a bitter war with the white stockmen.’
    • ‘Prospectors, police, diggers, and the wild munjons of the mountains are his characters.’


1930s from Yindjibarndi (an Aboriginal language) manyjangu ‘stranger’.