EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ngana (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of nagana
    • 1908 March 12, John William Watson Stephens, “Sleeping Sickness”, in Nature, volume 77, pages 440-442:
      It is perhaps an exaggeration to say that we know now no more about tsetse-flies than we did when Bruce discovered that Gl. morsitans transmitted the trypanosome (T. brucei) of ngana []

AnagramsEdit


GamilaraayEdit

 
ngana

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ngana

  1. room
  2. grass windbreak
  3. grass hut

ReferencesEdit

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Guugu YimidhirrEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Paman *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Maric *ngana, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *ngana.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ngana

  1. (coastal dialect) we: first person plural nominative pronoun

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Most modern speakers use the inland form nganhdhaan, even if they otherwise use coastal words.

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)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.

LinduEdit

NounEdit

ngana

  1. child

TernateEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ngana (subject clitic no, possessive prefix ni, Jawi ڠان‎)

  1. second-person singular pronoun, you

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh