Peace Fish and Listening
In Yir-Yoront "pin" means ear or leaf
"ngar" means peace or fish
"pin ngar" is a peaceful place
perhaps a place abundant with food
"ngar pin lenh" is a kind of fish or eel
"ngar thip" is a stingray
"ngar pirntawl" is a mudskipper
"ngar laqw" is the red eyed sea mullet
connecting peace, food and listening
people conversing around a fire
roasting the catch of the day
in this language spoken at the mouth of the Mitchell River
in Southwestern Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Yir-Yoront—"Pochrry" (peace, peaceful), "Ngar" (peaceful), "Pin Ngar" (peaceful place), "Pam woy pown inhqa nh" (peace, peaceful), "Thilp Thilw" (low calm water)—Southwestern Cape York Peninsula, Australia.
This list is constantly being updated. Language—"word" (peace)—Country. I am trying to make it as comprehensive and accurate as possible. Contact Kimberly Burnham with any questions, comments, corrections or additional words.
When Laws Collide, Mägaya Peace In Yolngu or Yolŋu Australia (Memory Exercises)
one of the first words we learn
a woman in Yirrkala tells
a legal term meaning the state of peace
achieved when laws are in place
If you've ever been down to a lake
or the sea in the morning
it's perfectly flat
that's " mägaya mäwaya "
Law creates that peace
you are protected
everything is "ŋoy-dharraḏa"
at peace calm
and burrmiḏi peaceful
or "mutitj" calm and peaceful
"beḻaŋ" calm and quiet
But when two systems of law
operate in one community
tranquility is not
the new conflicts
with law and order
that's been there
for 40,000 years
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Visualize a body of water at peace. What does the surface look like? What color are the water and the sky? Are there other people or animals around? Is the water moving or completely still?
"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful) or "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent) in !Ora, a language spoken in South Africa
ǂxãĩ-b in !Ora (South Africa)
"ǂxãĩ-b" (peace, to be peaceful) or "!nó" or "!nō" (to be quiet, silent) in !Ora, an extinct South African language. It is one of three branches of the Southern African Khoisan languages. Two main varieties have been distinguished: the first includes the extinct South African languages !Ora and Gri.
!Ora is a language with clicks. [ ǂ ], [ ʃ ], older variant, the double-barred esh [ ʄ ] represents a palatal click. The palatal or palato-alveolar clicks are a family of click consonants found in African languages. The tongue is nearly flat, and is pulled back rather than down.
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