gunyah

[ guhn-yuh ]
/ ˈgʌn yə /

noun Australian.

an Aboriginal hut or shelter.
any crude bush hut or shelter.

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Origin of gunyah

First recorded in 1790–1800, gunyah is from the Dharuk word gu-n'i
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British Dictionary definitions for gunyah

gunyah
/ (ˈɡʌnjə) /

noun

Australian a bush hut or shelter

Word Origin for gunyah

C19: from a native Australian language
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