gunyah

noun

gun·​yah
ˈgənyə
plural -s
1
Australia : an aboriginal hut
2
Australia : a small hut or crude shelter built for use in the bush
the camp consisted of dome-shaped bough gunyahs, roofed with sacksFrancis Ratcliffe

Word History

Etymology

native name in Australia

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“Gunyah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunyah. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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