Myngawin

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Myngawin
Origin Gumbaynggir (Nimboy) Aboriginal name
Country Australia
Region(s) New South Wales

Myngawin is an appellation for a cryptid of the New South Wales region, the name used by the Gumbaynggir (Nimboy) Aboriginals to describe "a ghost" that is "supposed to be a wild hairy man wandering about the bush on the tops of the mountains, but is perfectly harmless and only frightens people."[1]

References

  1. Brown, F. (1900-10-22), Carroll, ed., "The Nimboy Tribe", Science of Man: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia 3 (8): 151, https://books.google.com/books?id=EtcRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151