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Miegunyah: From bark huts to grand houses and a Fiji cane farm

Tent, Jan and Geraghty, Paul (2020) Miegunyah: From bark huts to grand houses and a Fiji cane farm. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 40 (4). pp. 428-443. ISSN 0726-8602

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Indigenous loanwords comprise an important component of the lexicons of the Englishes of former British colonies. Often these words are used as placenames, which are in turn transported across the country with little knowledge of their origin or meaning. In this article we trace the adoption of gunyah into Australian English, and its use in the house name and toponym Miegunyah/Meigunyah/Mygunyah, extending to a sugarcane plantation near Nadi, on Vitilevu, Fiji.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 05:14
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 05:14

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