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II

I do not know if I am doing
right when I put Boomberah
as the word for the sub totem
and substitute Pirr'ah'nah"
as the class name.

But I have been talking to
a Moorawarri black man
and he has explained it
thus.

Merigally, Bindie goin (thick
blood) = Margoolah, belongs
to Ipai, Ipatha, Kumbo Butha.

Pirrahnah, Nubbine Nubbine
-goin (thin blood) = Boomberah.
belongs to Kubbi Kubbitha,
Murri Martha.

In olden times if a Merigally
black wished to fight with
a Mir'rah'nah black they used
to say Urine lenggyeugh ingarmiel
= I am ashamed from you

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Christine

Merigal, NSW may be named from the Merigally people