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Nyungar Language Group: Kaneang

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Ongerup Ongerup  Homestead



Ongerup is spelt without the Y.

In this case the Y is silent however the onger still means

kangaroo and up always means place site and location.

Therefore Ongerup means the place site and location of the (y) onger or kangaroo.