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What does Kununurra mean in Miriwoong?

What does Kununurra mean in Miriwoong?

Did you know the word ‘Kununurra’ does not mean ‘Meeting of big waters’? This is one of the most widespread myths and lacks any linguistic basis. The name is actually derived from the Miriwoong word ‘Goonoonoorrang’ (alternatively Gananoorrang) which means ‘river’. This is a perfect name for the place by the Ord River.

What does Kununurra mean in Aboriginal?

meeting of big waters
Kununurra is a relatively new town and was only established in 1961 as a service centre for the Ord River Irrigation scheme after the success of the first stage and lots of investment. Kununurra is a local aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of big waters’.

Is the road to Wyndham sealed?

The Great Northern Highway is a sealed highway and suitable for all vehicles.

What is Aboriginal English provide some examples?

Aboriginal English standard Australian English
grow [a child] up raise [a child]
growl scold
gammon pretending, kidding, joking
cheeky mischievous, aggressive, dangerous

What is the population of Kununurra?

Kununurra, Western Australia

Kununurra Western Australia
Population 5,308 (2016 census)
Established 1961
Postcode(s) 6743
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)

What is grown in Kununurra?

This land is harvested to produce a diverse range of crops including: chickpeas, sorghum seed, melons, pumpkins, mangoes, bananas, citrus, irrigated pasture, tropical forests and sugar cane.

Is Kununurra a good place to live?

Generally a great place to live, with a 3 minute commute to work each day and great opportunities for work and recreation.

Is the road from Kununurra to Wyndham sealed?

Wyndham is the most northerly town in Western Australia, situated on the Cambridge Gulf, 3216km North East of Perth via the Great Northern Highway, Wyndham is located 100 kilometers North West of Kununurra, at the end of the Great Northern Highway, with sealed road all the way.

How long is the Kimberley tour from Kununurra to Darwin?

Our 7 day Kimberley tour from Kununurra to Darwin takes in many of the Kimberley’s highlights including El Questro, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle. It’s an accommodated tour staying in luxury safari-tents, cabins and lodges along the way.

Where does the Miriwoong language live in Australia?

Miriwoong (Miriwung) is an Australian Indigenous language which today has fewer than 20 fluent speakers, most of whom live in or near Kununurra in Western Australia.

What does the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring centre do?

The Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre has been tasked with the preservation and revitalisation of the Miriwoong language since the 1970s. MDWg engages in a wide range of language revitalisation and documentation activities including a language nest, public language classes and on-country training camps.

Is the Miriwoong language endangered or multilingual?

Despite the endangered status of the Miriwoong language, the Miriwoong community is vibrantly multilingual. Languages spoken include Miriwoong (for a small number of speakers), the Miriwoong signed language, Kimberley Kriol, and English.