Definition of Nyungar in English:

Nyungar

noun

mass noun
  • An Aboriginal language of SW Australia.

    • ‘All of the languages that were spoken in the South-West (listed above) are today known as 'Nyungar', the word for 'human being' in these languages, now used to refer to Aboriginal people of this region.’
    • ‘Only a few old people now speak what is probably a simplified version of the original language of Southwestern Australia, which they call Nyungar.’

Origin

The name in Nyungar, literally ‘man’.

Pronunciation

Nyungar

/ˈnjʊŋə/