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Nyungar Language Group: Pinjarup

Nyungar Placename

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Feature Class

Mandurah Mandurah  Suburb

Interpretation

 

Mandurah as man - durah or

mandjar - dura or

maan - dura or

manjahly - dura or

manjahly - dura or

man-da - dura or

manda - dura or

mandeegur - dura

means that at a kind of fair, or place of trade and exchange, held in and among the wild tea tree country where the young people who have reached puberty, or who have come of age, get to meet future in-laws and marriage partners.