kuka tjuṯa

animals

partjaṯa
kuninka
Western quoll, native cat (Dasyurus geoffroii)

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Iriti partjaṯa tjuṯa para-ngaṟangi palu kuwari wiya alatjiṯu.
Long ago there used to be lots of native cats roaming around but now there are none at all.
ukaḻpi
spectacled hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus)

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Ukaḻpi tjuṯa mala puṟunypa iriti nyinangi, palu kuwari wiya ngaṟanyi.
The spectacled hare-wallaby like the rufous hare-wallaby lived long ago, but not now.
wayuṯa
mungawayaṟu
possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

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Iriti kamilu tjana kinaṟatjarangka kuka wayuṯa pungkula ngalkupai.
A long time ago grandmother and family hunted and ate possums when the moon was full.
tjungku
mitika
burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur)

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Mitika nyangangku manta tjawaṟa manta unngu ankupai.
This burrowing bettong digs into the earth and moves along under the ground.
mingkiṟi
type of mouse

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Mingkiṟi tjuṯangku mungangka maiku nguriṟa aṉangu tjuṯa kunkunpa wiyalpai.
At night mice disturb people’s sleep as they look around for food.
murtja
mulgara (Dasycerus cristicauda)

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Murtja mulya waṟa wipu maṟu, ka ngunytjungku kuḻunypa putangka kanyilpai.
Mulgara has a long nose and a black tail and the females carry their young in pouches.