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vegetable food

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.
tarulka
mulga apple

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Tarulka tjuṯa puṉu kurku parkangka nyinapai mai wiṟunya.
The mulga apple is (found) on mulga branches and is good tasting food.
iḻi
wild fig (Ficus platypoda)

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Iḻi puḻingka ngaṟapai puṉu puḻkanya, munu kuṟuringkula mai wiṟuringkupai.
The wild fig is a large tree found on hillsides, and when it ripens it becomes nice fruit.