Territory Stories

Ngirramini Ngini Pilatipuji



Ngirramini Ngini Pilatipuji

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The platypus - a special animal; Pilatipuji


Ellis, Jean A.


Tipiloura, Immaculata


Kerinaiua, Magdalen


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




Nguiu; Wurrumiyanga


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Reprinted with permission from Shakespeare Head Press 1986


en; Tiwi; Tiwi language N20


Traditional; LAAL; Tiwi; Bilingual education resources; Tiwi people N20; Tiwi language N20; Tunuvivi; Diwi; Nguiu; Nimara; Wonga:k; Wongak; Woranguwe; Wunguk; Wunuk; Yeimbi; Ni mara

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Nguiu Nginingawila Literature Production Centre

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Nguiu; Bathurst Island

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cdu:36396; LAAL_ID:tw0089


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

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Nguiu Nginingawila Literature Production Centre



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"Ngay a m antaw i n g in in g a ji nuwila," ngarra yimi. "Ngiya ngurum ungurum i n g in i tokw am puw i p im a tam ang i n g in i wutawa pa jip a juw u . N giya ngurum ungurumi awunganuwanga n g in i ka p in a k i yanam urluw i k a p i winga wurumuwu n g in i m warl i k i w u rim i y i laruwu a m in tiya ku la rlaga w u rim i y in k i t i n g in i wutatuwu wapa. N giya awunganuwanga ngurum ungurumi n g in i ka p in a k i yanam urluw i k a p i k a l ik a l i w u rim i k a p i m urrakupun i a m in tiya wukulurum i y ilim a . N g in in g a ji nuwula nuwa pupuwi, a m in tiya ng iya ngurukuruwar n i Baiame, p i l i nga rra ng aw a-rringa n i n g in in g a ji ngawula, ngarra y ik i r im i ng iya k iy i ja n g in in g a ji nuwa. N giya am in tiya ng iyapurnayinga ngawa nuwa ngawa-mamanta ng in inga jinuw ul a, a p i karluw u ng in tim atam am ula nuwa n g ir im ip i. K a rr i nyum puwuntakurluwunyi ngawa, nuwa w iy i n g im p ir im i n g in i Baiame y ik i r im i n g in in g a ji wutawa yanam urluw i ka p in a k i m urrakupuni."