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Nyungar Language Group: Wadjuk

Nyungar Placename

Landgate Display Name

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Feature Class

Balga Balga  Suburb

Interpretation

 

Balga as Bal - a - ga or 

bal - alla - ga or 

bal - ale - ga or 

bal - alia - ga 


means is the grass tree or "Black boy" Xanthorea arborea the grass tree or black boy tree meaning it is the one that possesses.