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MartuthuniraEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Ngayarda *malu, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *malu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

malumalu

  1. darkness

ReferencesEdit

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Tok PisinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of Samoan malū (soft) (the Samoan reduplicative form is malūlū).

AdjectiveEdit

malumalu

  1. soft