Territory Stories

?o?u:Lesson 30 of the Gupapuy?u Reading Series with supplementary stories



?o?u:Lesson 30 of the Gupapuy?u Reading Series with supplementary stories


Manydjarri; Buyuminy


Yambal 2


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






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Primer material by B. M. Lowe; text without images


Yol?u Matha [multiple languages]; Yolngu Matha language N230


Language instruction; Reader; LAAL; Yol?u Matha [multiple languages]; Bilingual education resources; Yolngu people N230; Yolngu Matha language N230; Murngin; Wulamba; Yalnumata; Yuulngu; Yulngu; Miwoit; Miwatj

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Milingimbi Literature Production Centre

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20.5 x 16.5 cm

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cdu:46021; LAAL_ID:migp30; cdu:46021; LAAL_ID:migp30


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

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Milingimbi Literature Production Centre



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arr'nha walala, ga ka ka ka---a, nhala walala maya ga arrtha' nhanu, yurru ganba. Bitjarranydja, dharr walala nhala, ayi gana orrana gumurr-arrtha', yurru baralaura. Ga ama' galkithina nhanukala, ga waana bitjarra, "Mu! Mu! Dhuwalana arra! arruala arra nhuu gana." "Nhaku nhuma ga arrumanydja?" bitjarra ayi. "unha wauranydja walala ga thina nhuu." Bala ayi athinydja gagathinana walalagu bitjarra, "Limurru marrtjina. Nhumanydja dhu marrtji dhuwala bruna gurrukama." 30e uli baman' birr gana nhinana yothu gurrmul, ga ykunydja ayi unhi Wokara. Ga waganydhu waluy ayi waana mori'mirriuwa bitjarra, "arra dhu unhala orra barrku wurrthal'ura." Ga mori'mirriu nhanu waana bitjarra. "Nhaka yaka! Rlina nhe dhu marrtjina raililina. unhiyi wurrthalny'tja wa galka'mirrina." "Yaka! arra dhu unhili bili orra wurrthal'ura, bili arra uli gi yakana barrari galka'wa." Bala ayi wainana bala wurrthal'lilina, bala gana orranana. Manymak, orrana ayi gana---a unhili wurrthal'ura. Ga mrr gurriri bala wanydja guyiarryinana, ga Wokara gana marrmarryurruna mirithina guyiarryu. Bala ayi waina roiyina walili. Warr warr warr wa---rr, bunana ayi mori'mirriuwala waura. "Mori', arra dhuwala guyiarryina mirithina!" bitjarra ayi. Ga mori'mirriu nhanu waana bitjarra, "Go! Dhiyau grrudhu nhe dhu ga dhurrthurryunmirri." Bala ayi mrraala unhiyi grrudja, bala dhurrthurryunminana, bala ayi orranana galki wugangalana. Ga wugan nhanu murryurruna, ga ayi waana bitjarra, "Wugan, yaka nhe dhu ga murryun! Dhuwala arra yolu."

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