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Plant and Animal Names - Coastal Animals

Coastal AnimalsCoastal PlantsMarine Animals and Plants

Click on the picture or name for more information on each item.

Click on the first sound file in the right hand column of the table hear all of the Nyungar words, one after the other.

Bulland Blue Crane / White-faced Heron / Grey Heron

bulland bulland (34 KB)

See Nyitting yarn here.
Bullung, bootallung, Neer-im-ba Pelican

bullung bullung (34 KB)

See Nyitting yarn here.
Coomarl Brushtail Possum

coomarl coomarl (34 KB)

Djidi-djidi Willy Wagtail, Chitty Chitty

djidi-djidi djidi-djidi (34 KB)

Dwert Dingo

dwert dwert (34 KB)

See story here.
Gooya Burrowing Frog

gooya gooya (34 KB)


Hear a story from Trevor Walley about his totem Gooya here.
Gwaga Quokka

gwaga gwaga (34 KB)

Karda Goanna, overland trout or bungarra (in other Aboriginal languages)

karda karda (34 KB)

Kardagurt, wow-wow, mee-dee Shag / Pied Cormorant

kardagurt kardagurt (34 KB)

Kulbardi Magpie

kulbardi kulbardi (34 KB)


See Nyitting yarn here.
Kuljak, Marli, Marlee Swan

kuljak kuljak (34 KB)

Manitj White Cockatoo

See Totems story here.

Man-yin-ee Australian Sea Lion

man-yin-ee man-yin-ee (34 KB)

Ngarkul Seagull / Silver Gull

ngarkul ngarkul (34 KB)

Ninnin Osprey, Fish Hawk

ninnin ninnin (34 KB)

Nyingarn Echidna

nyingar nyingar (34 KB)

Wardung Crow

wardong wardong (34 KB)

 
See Nyitting yarn here.
See Totems story here.

Weitch Emu

weitch weitch (34 KB)

Woorriji Lizard

woorriji woorriji (34 KB)



Yonga Western Grey Kangaroo

yonka yonka (34 KB)