mai uṉinypa

edible seeds

wakalpuka
kuṟara
dead finish (Acacia tetragonophylla)

id:9927 order:478

Puṉu kuṟara maitjara palu tjuṯinypa kuḻu palyalpai puṉu palulanguṟu.
The dead finish bush produces food but (one) also makes hitting sticks from the same bush.
ngarkalya
sandhill wattle (Acacia dictyophleba)

id:9928 order:480

Iritiya ngarkalya uṉinypa rungkaṟa runyuṟa tjitji ungkupai anytjuntjaku.
Long ago they would grind sandhill wattle seed mashing it (into a pulp) and giving it to the children to lick.
kunakaṉṯi
type of grass (Brachiaria miliiformis)

id:9921 order:470

Minymangku mai kunakaṉṯi paṉangka punkannyangka uraṟa wirangka kaṉilpai.
A woman collects the kunakanti seeds when they’ve fallen onto the ground and yandies them in a coolamon.
kaḻṯu-kaḻṯu
native millet (Panicum decompositum)

id:9922 order:471

Minymangku mai kaḻṯu-kaḻṯunguṟu nyuma wiṟu palyalpai winkingku ngalkuntjaku.
Women make lovely seed cakes from the native millet seed for everyone to eat.
wintalyka
mulga (Acacia aneura, Acacia paraneura)

id:9923 order:472

Wintalykaya kulkungka pauṟa uṉinypa tangkaringkunyangka mantjiṟa ngalkupai.
They bake mulga seeds on the coals and when the seeds are cooked they take them out and eat them.
maḻukuṟu
Sturt’s desert pea (Clianthus formosus)

id:9924 order:473

Maḻukuṟu mai wiya, palu walpaḻa tjuṯa inuntji wiṟu nyakula pukuḻaripai.
Sturt’s desert pea is not a food (source) but when whitefellas see the pretty flower they are delighted.