Meaning of Nyungar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnjʊŋə/


mass noun
  • An Australian Aboriginal language of south-western Australia.

    ‘All of the languages that were spoken in the South-West (listed above) are today known as 'Nyungar', the word for 'human being' in these languages, now used to refer to Aboriginal people of this region.’
    • ‘Only a few old people now speak what is probably a simplified version of the original language of Southwestern Australia, which they call Nyungar.’


The name in Nyungar, literally ‘man’.