One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Aboriginal language of southeastern Australia, now extinct.
- ‘The word kookaburra is of imitative origin, deriving from the Wiradhuri (an Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) word for the bird, gugubarra.’
- ‘The name comes from the Wiradhuri Aborigines of southeast Australia and is pronounced ‘guguburra’ in their language.’
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