Territory Stories


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Bamapama's story


Yunupi?u, ?awu?gurr


Munu?gurr, Gunbiyala


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en; Gumatj; Gumatj language N141


Traditional; LAAL; Gumatj; Bilingual education resources; Gumatj people N141; Gumatj language N141; Gomaidj; Grumatj; Gumad; Gumadji; Gumady; Gumaidji; Gumait; Kainyao; Komaits; Kumait; Kumatj; Gumadj; Duwala; Gumaitj; Gumaidj; Go maid

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Yirrkala Literature Production Centre

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cdu:36515; LAAL_ID:yr0138


Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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Yirrkala Literature Production Centre



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P a la ay i n y i j a u n h i dh y k a y in y d j momana guya ba y m t th u r r u n n a bena y a - a -a -a moma w a rra y a y in y d ja u n h i Pamapajnayunydja guya baym at- th u r ru n n a , ba la . a y i b u k u -m a y p a th i- nana , b a la a y i dhu i-w a n in a n a g a p u l i l i n a . Ba la a y i nh inana g a rrw a ' ga rw a rk u a la n a guyana mu k u r rn h a , b a la waanana , G urru... gu rru ... gu rru . g u rru ... dhuwala i t ja la g u w ir ip u n y d ja guya a th a la y ana g o , b i t j a r r a . Wanhaka d h ik a m ara lk u r wanhaka?. . . . . a r ra w im u r r 'y u any a i? dh iy a u wi m u r r 'y u , " b i t j a r r a . a y in y d ja Pamapamanydja y ak u 'y u r ru n n a , y aka y aka dha r r ua , ay i u l i bu k u - y i r ' - y u r r u dhuwala guya f i t j a r r a .