To: Tom and Dixie <>
Subject: Re: DONGA
From: Dr Tonia Cochran <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:27:11
Hi there Tom and Dixie,

"Donga" is the name used by those people on Australian Antarctic bases for
their personal sleeping quarters or "home" for the duration of their stay.
I also note that in general terms (in the dictionary) it means "a makeshift
shelter". To my knowledge it is not used much here except in Antarctic
terms, where its use is common. Hope this helps, All the best, Tonia. 

At 20:57 30/03/98 -0800, you wrote:
>       At the outset I must apologize for the non-birding question.  However,
>being a non-native speaker I often have trouble understanding Australian
>context.  The question is: " what is the meaning of the word DONGA?   Tom,
>The Yank from Oregon  <>
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