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MARTU WANGKA ( Mardo, Targudi )

Spoken by 720 people in and around the Gibson and Great Sandy Desert area of Western Australia. The communities where Martu Wangka speakers live are Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Newman, Wiluna, Nullagine and Port Hedland, Australia.
Linguistic Lineage for Martu Wangka
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9. Palujanuraya jilanyalu Mama ngarnawarrapurluka japila!

'Mama! Nyuntungan ngurra ngarnawarrapurluka,
yilta Mamalampajun nyininpa. Nintijulalanyaju,
nyuntulajunta marninypungkuraku.

10. Ngampurrjulanyaju kanyinma!, nyuntumili walyjakaja.
Maaja majululanyaju nyuntulu nintijula!, jungalajungku
nyinaraku. Mamamili waikarrukajaya junga nyininpa nyuntuku,
palunyayurulajungku junga nyinaraku.
11. Yuwalanyaju mirrka!, ngalkuralaju karrpuparaku karrpungka.

12. Jamparni martu kujupalu putamalku, mirtarna puntajilu
putamalku, yankurnalu wangkaku kawalyaliju nyinakuraku.
> Jilanyarnalu wangkaku, ka palujanu ngayulurnanta japini,
walykukajaju warniwa!

13. Jampalanyaju muunpungku malpulu, mirtalaju kulilkuka
ngapilku, paki. Ngampurrjulanyaju kanyinma!, malpululanyaju
kujupawana kangkujaku. Yiltan nyuntu maaja majuwartalampajun,
> wulikajaku. Nyuntun kunyjunyu, maparn majuwinti nyininpa. Wulun
jilanya nyuntu nyinamalpa. Amin.'

Source: "Mamamili Wangka"
Genesis paraphrase and Shorter New Testament in Martu Wangka, Western Australia. - Bible Society in Australia (1999)
Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl - E-mail WKuhl44238@aol.com

Note: Martu Wangka means "Aboriginal language". It is a term often used to refer to the language spoken by the Martu 'Aborigines' in the Jigalong area of Western Australia, where the two main dialects are Manyjilyjarra and Kartujarra.

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