Re: birding-aus Rainbow lorikeets in pine trees

To: "Nick" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Rainbow lorikeets in pine trees
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 10:12:40 +1000
At 08:27 AM 24/8/99 +1000, you wrote:
>To everyone else out there, on the previous thread of aboriginal names for
>birds, I have been seeing quite a few Gang Gangs around here. Does this name
>have an aboriginal origin? It sounds like it anyway
Yes, it's Wiradjuri (western slopes, Lachlan and Murumbidgee valleys);
original either Gang-gang, or Ngang-Ngang, and onomatopoeic.

See Dixon et al, Aboriginal Words in English (OUP)

John Leonard (Dr),
PO Box 243,
Woden, ACT 2606,

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