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Goord daan da al up



da or ta is a Nyungar word that means mouth/entrance/access to. You will often find da or ta in the place name sentences. Da and ta are link words and is an important word to use when cracking the ancient Nyungar place names of South Western Australia.

al is a Noongar word. Al means over there or in connection to and or in relation to that location or thing. One will find the word al in many place name

up is a Nyungar word. Up acts as suffix that appears at the end of many Nyungar place name sentences in the south west of Australia. When one is decoding the ancient place names of south western Australia the understanding and the use of the word up will be a useful tool for your work in cracking the codes and then creating the meaning of Nyungar place names. Up in Nyungar means place of.[1]

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  1. Collard, L. & Martin, L., 2019 Nyungar Placenames: Looking out from Kaart Geenunginyup Bo. Westerly