English edit

Noun edit

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 []

Anagrams edit

Gamilaraay edit

 
ngana

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ngana

  1. room
  2. grass windbreak
  3. grass hut

References edit

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Guugu Yimidhirr edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

ngana

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

Usage notes edit

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

Synonyms edit

References edit

  • 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.

Lindu edit

Noun edit

ngana

  1. child

Manado Malay edit

Etymology edit

From North Moluccan Malay ngana, from Ternate ngana.

Pronoun edit

ngana

  1. you (singular)

North Moluccan Malay edit

Etymology edit

From Ternate ngana.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

ngana

  1. you (singular)
    Ngana tara tau apa-apa tentang kita.
    You don't know a thing about me.

Ternate edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

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

  1. second-person singular pronoun, you

See also edit

References edit

  • 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