Wp/nys/Yonga (Grey Kangaroo)
Nartj waarnkiny - how to say it[edit | edit source]
Nartj Wah[edit | edit source]
Nidja yonga baal Australian yonga mokiny, wadjela daal baal wongi "kangaroo". Nidja yonga djenda yonga. Nidja baal "marsupial" boodjar koorliny yonga mokiny, baal "scientific" kwel wer Macropus fuliginosus. Nitja baal ICUN mirda wongi, nidja aliwah ninny.
Kurulbrang genuny baal yonga mar.
Yonga baal baronga baal Noongar moort.
A Yonga or Yongka is an Australian animal, in English it is called a kangaroo, specifically a Yonga is a Western Grey Kangaroo. It is a marsupial grazing animal wer its scientific name is Macropus fuliginosus. Its conservation status il the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is 'Least Concern'.
The English name kangaroo is probably from the Guugu Yimidhirr (Endeavour River-area Aboriginal language) 'gaNurru' for a 'large black kangaroo'. 
There is a plant in Australia called a Kurulbrang (Kangaroo Paw). It got its English name from looking like a Kangaroo paw.
A Kangaroo can be a totem for Noongar wer Aboriginal people.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Yonga maap baal booka noongar maaman yorga koorlingah. Baal yirra nyittiny, ngoordiny, barruniny meriny.
A yonga skin cloak is known as a booka , alternatively it can used as a wogga (blanket) or made into coorda (carry-bag).
Yonga Waarnk - Stories about the Kangaroo[edit | edit source]
Genuny nidja wongi yonger mear Velma Humphries
- Read the story of yonger mear.
- Nidja story was written by Velma Humphries 
Nidja is a YouTube video of the traditional kangaroo dance being performed by the Doorun Dancers, a family troupe, at Boodjin (Boyagin Rock).
Ngiyan waarnk[edit | edit source]
- ↑ Sign in Perth Zoo. Seen 14 February 2017
- ↑ "Ballardong noongar Budjar" "Healthy Country – Healthy People". Avon Catchment Council. Retrieved 25 May 2016
- ↑ "Western Grey Kangaroo". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 February 2019
- ↑ Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 25 May 2016
- ↑ Collard, Leonard & Palmer, Dave & Mountford, Anne & Civitella, Trish & Catholic Education Office (Perth, W.A.) 2000, Noongar names for Kings Park, Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, [Perth, W.A.]
- ↑ Collard, Leonard & Mountford, Anne & Catholic Education Office (Perth, W.A.) & St. Brigid's Primary School 2000, Yongkarin, Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, [Perth, W.A.]
- ↑ http://www.noongarculture.org.au/spirituality/
- ↑ Humphries, V. (2006). "Windja Yongka Kwobidak Bwoka Baranginy". Batchelor Press
- ↑ Doorun Dancers. "Traditional Kangaroo Dance". Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management (NRM). 2011. YouTube. Retrieved 19 November 2016
- ↑ "Nyungar Wardan Katitjin Bidi - Derbal Nara". Pub People's Ocean Knowledge Trail of Cockburn Sound & Districts. Wangkiny / Language Glossary. Retrieved 1 August 2016