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.
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