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Anindilyakwa Word of the Day

Amilyengmilyengmaka (octopus)

Amilyengmilyengmaka noun Ena amilyengmilyengmaka nawilyakina-ma ambilyuma alika akwa amangbala awilyaba ayarrka-murriya.

 

Amilyengmilyengmaka means ‘octopus’.

The Anindilyakwa definition here states: those amilyengmilyengmaka have two legs and six arms.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Friday 9th September 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Ambilyuma (two)

Ambilyuma adjective/numeral Mambilyuma mada.

 

Ambilyuma means ‘two’ (Mambilyuma mada means ‘two ears’).

The M is added at the beginning of ambilyuma due to Anindilyakwa grammar’s noun class agreement.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Monday 4th September 2017

   — Spoken by Carol Wurramara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Angwarba (under-sea spring water)

Angwarba noun Ena angwarba ekirra akina akungwa-langwa nuwambilya-ma angwujira-manja wilyarra makarda-manja.

 

Angwarba means ‘fresh water’ / ‘spring water‘ that lives in the middle of the sea. The water pumps up in the middle of the sea, and when people used to didn't find any water, they used to search around on the sea and when they saw this thing (that) bubbles up - that's water, in the sea. The sea has its own salt taste (but) the water itself that comes out, that's angwarba.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Tues 29th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Yinanga (witchetty grub)

Yinanga noun Ena yinanga awilyaba ekirra yimawurra-langwa yibina nambilya-ma amuraka-manja ayika.

 

Yinanga means ‘witchetty grub’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Friday 25th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Yiwankija (baby wallaby / joey)

Yiwankija noun Yikwujiya yibirada.

 

Yiwankija means ‘baby wallaby’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Tuesday 22nd August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Angwarnda (rock)

Angwarnda noun Angwarnda mema mukurraka malarra.

 

Angwarnda means ‘rock’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Thursday 17th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Awarradada (white)

Awarradada noun Awarradada ena nayamina-ma wubirra dingirra.

 

Awarradada means ‘white’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Tuesday 15th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Awarnda (money)

Awarnda noun Ena awarnda warnumamalya na-makwuna-ma amirndakijika.

 

Awarnda means ‘money’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Friday 11th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

Angarrmir.da (manganese)

Angarrmir.da noun Mema angarrmir.da wurrumangkadirra namungwadina-ma narringekburakina-ma dudija.

 

Angarrmir.da means ‘manganese’.

 

   — Anindilyakwa Word of the Day for Tuesday 8th August 2017

   — Spoken by Judy Lalara, series by Judy Lalara, Sylvia Tkac and Carol Wurramara

 

 

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