Definition of Murngin in English:

Murngin

noun

  • 1A member of any of a group of peoples inhabiting north-east Arnhem Land in northern Australia, now commonly referred to as Yolngu.

  • 2The Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Murngin, now commonly referred to as Yolngu.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Murngin or their language.

Origin

1930s. From Yolngu (north-east Arnhem Land) murrnginy shovel-nose spear.

Pronunciation

Murngin

/ˈməːnɡɪn/