WOW... there are lots of indigenous Australian names for the moon, depending on the region and the concept of 'moon' - whether it's a moon, or a symbol of a crescent shape, or the symbol of a month.
I know this is an African American site, but I thought you might be interested.
Indigenous Australians developed star navigation systems way back - probably before anyone else on the planet... so I guess that explains it.
I could have just posted a short list, but what the heck... here are all the names and dialects I could find. I've listed by each state of Australia geographic heading and then name of the regional dialects from each.
Bundjalung ... gibam
Ngiyampaa ... kapataa
Paakantyi ... paatyuka
The Sydney Language ... yanada
Wiradjuri ... giwang
Nyungar ... marradak & miaka (moon, month)
Gooniyandi ... jaalinyi
Yindjibarndi ... wilarra (moon, month, crescent shaped mark on rock)
Wembawemba ... mithiyen (moon, month)
Diyari (<< closest approximation to this word due to keyboard limitations) ... pira
Kaurna ... kakirra
Datiwuy ... ngarlindi
Eastern Arrenrnte ... atnyentye (moon, month)
Murrinh-Patha ... merrk
Meryam Mir ... meb (moon, month)
Wik-Mungkan ... kep (moon, month)
Torres Straight Creole ... mun