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Bush foods
Since the time of Tjukurpa, hunting and gathering has linked us Anangu traditional owners with our land.
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Pitjantjatjara words for bush foods
Mai
à Vegetables such as tjanmata (bush onion) and wataki (native pigweed)
à Fruits such as kampurarpa (desert raisin), arnguli (bush plum), ili QDWLYH íJ DQG wayanu
    (quandong)
à Seeds such as wakalpuka GHDG íQLVK DQG wangunu (woollybutt grass)
Tjuratja
à Sweet foods such as nectar from the kaliny-kalinypa (honey grevillea) and tjala (honey ants)
Maku
à Edible grubs such as witchetty grubs
Kuka
à Meat such as tinka (sand goanna), ngintaka (perentie), and malu (red kangaroo)
à Ngampu (eggs) of birds and lizards




                               From left to right - an assortment of bush foods
                               in a piti (bowl), maku are fat, juicy and delicious,
                              tjala are an excellent sweet food source, and tinka
                                            is a popular kuka (meat)


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Anangu women were traditionally responsible for gathering mai, tjuratja, maku and some kuka
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Implements used in food collection
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          is used to make damper                       speed and accuracy when throwing spears


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practices such as hunting, gathering, tool making, ceremonies, and daily life, non-Indigenous
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learning from their parents and grandparents and it is the richness of this living tradition and
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enjoy the opportunity to learn about Anangu culture such as the stories, landscape values,
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  Wana, wira, tjiwa and tjungari, tools used by     Kali, kulata, miru and tjutinypa, tools used by
                 Anangu women                                         Anangu men

								
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