The named features of the coastal environment are key to understanding the cultural landscape in which Nyungar live.
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Click on the sound files in the right hand column of the table hear the Nyungar words.
the sound of the wind blowing
the sea or the main ocean
Gabee-wodin or wardan
the firmament - also used to denote air
the moon is set
a hot or sweating sun
the sun is set
Wardan gaba boodjera
Easterly land breeze
1. Lyon, R. M. ‘A Glance at the Manners, and Language of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Western Australia; With a Short Vocabulary’, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal, 20 April 1833, 63-64.