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Old Gungan was the language spoken thousands of years before the Battle of Yavin by the Gungans of Naboo. Over time, much of Old Gungan was supplanted by a form of pidgin Basic commonly called Gunganese. However, Old Gungan words were commonly inserted into Gunganese, creating a mix of terms both familiar and completely alien to non-Gungans.

Translators have based their work largely off the discovery of the Gung Slabs, artifacts that provide translations of Old Gungan into Old Corellian.

Words in Old Gunganese

The following are words whose etymology comes largely from Old Gungan:

  • beeg buba - underwater architectural dome
  • bodooka or booma - energy ball
  • bo-ganya - dome-shaped force field
  • bongo - Gungan submersible
  • boopjak - big mistake
  • doopeewee - landspeeder or other repulsorlift land craft
  • ecouch-eee - Gungan chair/bench
  • farseein - Electrobinoculars
  • feetwalken - floor
  • ganya - sky
  • garbareeno - trash
  • gasser - stove
  • Grandee-Oola - Gungan Council Chamber of Judgement
  • hata hata - "Oh my goodness!"
  • heyblibber - luxury bongo
  • huffmaker - wind
  • keeclumbsee - good manners
  • logreena - forest
  • lopity-pie - kaadu fodder
  • mackaneek - droid
  • Nocombackie Law - Law of Banishment
  • Oma-Oma - chief Gungan deity
  • gud - God
  • ome-goosa - deep ocean depths
  • opadda - fire
  • paddlewompy - swimming underwater
  • skeesh - rain
  • skeebeetle - spacecraft
  • spark-ouchee - Gungan electropole
  • stickgooshy - swamp
  • toboo nuki - term of endearment aimed at spouses/children
  • tongue-grabben - eating
  • umi-yumi - Gungan dessert made of sulfured fatfish
  • wangzapper - blaster
  • whizbooma - energy ball catapult
  • yanzawa - cavalry charge

See also

Gunganese

Sources


This article uses material from the "Old Gungan" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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