Ngarribung

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Description Harold, Kevin and Wayne role play a scenario using typical Moree Aboriginal English.

List of Moree Aboriginal English:

ngarriga… silly

birray… boy

shook (or to shake)… steal/ stole

dimba… sheep

gungis… police

bugeri… telling lies

womba…mad, crazy

deadly… very good

buruma… dog

durri… cigarette

inside looking out… locked up/ in jail (including hand gesture of five fingers in front of face)

gubba… white person

wollung… money

Narabung… being shame

Gammin guli… tellin lies

Produced by Moree Aboriginal Art students

Producers: Elizabeth Munro, Harold J French, Kevin Cutmore, Lyiata Ballangarry, Wayne Weatherall

This video was originally contributed to the ABC Open Mother Tongue project, which invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to share a story about their mother tongue.

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