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Nyungar Language Group: Koreng

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Pingrup Pingrup  Locality (Bounded)



Pingrup broken into its segments as Pingr or

ping or

pinjar or

binjer or


all mean swamp or lake or swamp country linked to 'ing'. And 'in' is short for 'nyin' or 'ngi' etc., meaning situated, sat, sit down here, stay at this location or here. And 'up' means place site or loaction of

Therefore Pingarning means the place or site, or situated here – stay at this location, for here in this place are the swamp/s, or lake/s.