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>alypius wrote:
>> Is this their word for dingo, or for dogs in general? I understand that
the
>> dingo is Australia's only native canine.  Other dogs were brought by the
>> English.  Perhaps the Aborigines borrowed "dog" from the English?
>
>That word is native, it's mere co-incidence.  It can be shown to come
>from *gudaga

Assuming the aborigines were all illiterate before the English came, how do
they show the origin of dog from gudaga? Granted, the etymology sounds
logical, but many etymologies are only educated guesses.  Does your source
explain this?  ~alypius