One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Aborigine who has had little contact with white society.‘people said a munjon from the hills had stolen her’
- ‘The munjons waged a bitter war with the white stockmen.’
- ‘He knew that his laden packhorse team, and particularly his few tools of precious iron, would be a tempting prize to the Munjons.’
- ‘Prospectors, police, diggers, and the wild munjons of the mountains are his characters.’
- ‘If you're such good mates with the munjons can't you get them to allow drovers through?’
- ‘Davey was a smart young aboriginal who, only three years before, had been a munjon.’
- ‘Even a nail was valuable to a Munjon.’
1930s: from Yindjibarndi (an Aboriginal language) manyjangu ‘stranger’.
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