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An etymological note on Warlpiri kurdungurlu

Nash, David


The semantics of the Warlpiri social terms kurdungurlu and kirda are studied, including investigation of their etymology. The linguistic clues to the meaning of the kurdungurlu concept are assembled and evaluated. It is shown to be related to the Warlpiri word kurdu '(sister's) child;

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1982
Type: Book chapter
Source: Oceania Linguistic Monographs
Book Title: Languages of kinship in Aboriginal Australia
Access Rights: Open Access


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