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.
papa kuḻunypa
papa tjapu
pup

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Iritiya papa kuḻunypa tjuṯa mantjiṟa ngulytjulpai maḻu waṉaṟa patjantjaku.
Long ago they used to get young dingoes and tame them so they would bight (bring down) kangkaroos.
ninu
tjalku
maruṟu
bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

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Tjalku tjuṯangku maku munu tjaḻa kuḻu tjawaṟa ngalkupai.
Bilbys dig and eat whitchetty grubs and honey ants.
mala
rufous hare wallaby (Largorchestes conspicillatus)

id:9776 order:274

Mala tjuṯa iriti pilangka nyinapai munuya maḻu puṟunypa ma-waṟarakatipai.
Long ago lots of hare-wallabies lived in the spinifex plains and they jumped along like kangaroos.
tarkawaṟa
spinifex hopping mouse (Notomys alexis)

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Tarkawaṟa tjuṯa taḻingka nyinara piṯi tjawalpai palumpa tjanampa nguraku.
Rats live in sandhill country and dig tunnels for their home.