Territory Stories

Angka Akatyerr-akert



Angka Akatyerr-akert

Other title

A Desert raisin report


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project; PublicationNT; E-Books






This material was collected by the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project between 2013 and 2021. The project was led by Charles Darwin University in partnership with the Australian National University and the Northern Territory Government and funded in part by the Australian Research Council.; Copyright held by individual storytellers, individual photographers and their organisations


Alyawarr speakers from Ampilatwatja, Fiona Walsh and Josie Douglas; Authors approved upload to LAAL via email 18/05/18; This book may contain photos of people who have passed away.


Alyawarr language C14


Instruction; Australian lanuages; desert raisin; LAAL; Alyawarr; Bilingual education resources; Alyawarr language C14; Aljawarra; Alyawarre; Iliaura; Aliawara; Aliwara; Aljawara; Alyawara; Ilawara; Iliama; Iljauara; Iljawara; Illiaura; Illura; Illyowra; Ilyauarra; Ilyowra; Jajuwara; Yalyuwara; Iliaura; Ilja:wara; Iljaura; Ilyaurra; Ja:wara; Aljawara; Ilaurainya; Udnla; Ilyuarra; Alyawarra; Aliawara; Alja:wara; Alyuwara; Illaura; Iloura; Ilyawara; Ilywara; Jaljuwara; Yalyuwara; Alyawerr; Alja:wara; Alyawarri; Arandic

Publisher name

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs

File type


Other identifier

cdu:61782; LAAL_ID:al0014




Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Copyright owner

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

4Angka Akatyerr-akert: A Desert raisin report Ikelh cake made from ground Desert raisin fruits Ilkert Acacia tenuissima Whipstick wattle Ilpat ground which has been burned recently, open area Ilpat-penh means that significant regrowth has already occurred. Ilpatileyel (verb) burning an area to create an open area Ilpengk Eremophila dalyana plant with medicinal properties Impen special, unique, important Inta stalk of the Desert raisin Intert Desert raisin fruit with a stalk still attached Irlwartileyel (verb) separating cleaning, to make clear, separate out fruit from trash Irrarlkeyel, Ipareyel (verb) cleaning fruit with sand Kwart yellow firm Desert raisin fruit Lyapelhileyel (transitive verb) water and people growing plants Ntang edible seeds Ntweyel, lyapeyel (intransitive verb) plants grow up Ntyerrm seeds of the Dogwood tree (Acacia sericophylla) which is called awenth Rerrk dinner camp Rlwaneyel (verb) choosing and picking out ripe fruit Tek-arrerneyel putting something in the sun to dry it out

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.