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vegetable food

uṉṯurngu
utiṟalya
bush banana (Marsdenia australis)

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Uṉṯurngu kulkungka paunnyangka kaṯakatipai, kaya unngutjalta ngalkupai.
When the bush banana is cooked in the coals it breaks open so (people) can eat the flesh inside.
puya
bush bean fruit (Rhyncharrhena linearis)

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Puya panya mai waṟatjara puṉu waṯangka karpi-karpiṟa ngaṟapai.
The bush bean which has long fruit winds itself around tree trunks.
kumpulpa
iṯunypa
tjantu
bush tomato, western nightshade (Solanum coactiliferum)

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Iṯunypa aṉangu miri tjuṯaku mai, mai wiṟunya.
The western nightshade was the food of people who’ve passed away, really good food.
wakati ungka
taproot of inland pigweed

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Iritiya wakati ungka tjawaṟa pauṟa ngalkupai mai wiṟu mayu potato puṟunypa.
Long ago they would dig up the taproots of inland pigweed, and cook it (before) eating it – it was good food tasting like a potato.
puuṉpa
urpa
pilyaḻi
wituka
tar vine (Boerhavia diffusa)

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Tjitji kutju nyinarala puuṉpa ungka tjawaṟa ngalkupai.
When we children are (left) alone we dig up the root of the tar vine and eat it.
tjanmata
wild onion, onion grass (Cyperus bulbosus)

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Tjanmaṯa kulkungka pauṟa rurupungkula nyiri waṉira unngutja ngalkupai.
Having cooked wild onion in the coals one rubs them (between one’s hands) and, discarding the skin, eats the insides.