Territory Stories


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Women's crying song




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Includes background notes in English; Describes a style of women's song involving sorrow or tears


en; Gupapuy?u; Gupapuyngu language N122.1


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cdu:53235; LAAL_ID:mi0284


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Wo guyaanha ayi li gurruumirriwa mala, unhi yolu mala unhi walala marrtjinana gunharra'yuna, ga guyaanhana ya' bitjana walalanha. Balanyadhi dhuwala rom milkarriwanydja. Milkarri dhuwali thlili ganha ilkurruwurru thina. Warguyuna walal li ula nhaku djamarrkuiwa, wo yothu li thina. Yothu li ganha thina weyin walalanydja still thina yolu'yulunydja. iya-waina ya' balanya liya-waina yothuwala. Ga balanyadhi dhuwala mala yana dhwu ya'-balanya nhumalagu, mrr ga dhu nhuma margithirri, nhaltjarra ganha yolu thili nhinanha. Balanya.

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