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Kop,[1][2] Nyerka,[2] or Yaarkal,[1] (in English Charcoal) can be used to protect babies at birth from germs.

You can clean your teeth with it.

You can use it for drawing or painting il rocks or Biboolboorn (Paperbark).[3]

Used in making glue (one quarter kop, keny quarter yonga (kangaroo) poo, wer keny half balga resin), as it helps bind the materials wer kill of the germs in the poo.[4]

It can be eaten when you are sick.[1]

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Vivienne Hansen, John Horsfall. "Noongar Bush Medicine". UWAP. 'Kop', 'Yaarkal' p 12; 'Heartburn', 'poisons', 'toothache' p 14. Retrieved 5 January 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bernard Rooney (2011). "The Nyoongar Legacy". Batchelor Press. ISBN 978 174131 232 4
  3. David Wroth. Yondee Shane Hansen. Japingka Aboriginal Art. 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2017
  4. "Joondalup Mooro Boodjar: Aboriginal Culture within Mooro Country". City of Joondalup Libraries. Retrieved 12 July 2017