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Eh oo ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Eh Oo Ah
Pitjantjatjara Pitjantjatjara
Kutju, Kutjata, Munkurpa
One, Two, Three
One, Two, Three!

Hints and Tips: 

  • Numbers -  Kutju (koo-joo) One (1) - Kutjara ( koo-djah-rah) Two (2) - Munkurpa (man-koor-pah) Three (3)
  • Anangu mainly speak Pitjantjatjara and Yunkunytjatjara. These are dialects of the Western Desert Language, the largest language group of Aboriginal Australia. The group includes 4000 speakers and stretched northwest to Balgo, west to Port Headland, south to Kalgoorlie, Yalata, Oodnadatta and northeast of Alice Springs. 

Taba Naba

Category Rhymes and Songs

Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style
Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style


Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba naba norem
Style

Hints and Tips: 

  • Translation:

    Come on let's go to the reef
    Get into the dinghy when the morning tide is low
    Let us row to the edge of the reef
    Come on let's go to the reef.

  • Taba Naba is a children's song originating in the Torres Strait Islands just north of the continent of Australia. This song is usually accompanied by a sit-down dance where the dancers perform traditional movements corresponding to the lyrics.

Inanay

Category Rhymes and Songs

Inanay gupu wanna
Inanay gupu wanna

Ay ay ay oola
Oola oola oola ay
Yippee yay yipee yay

Goo wana goo wana
Goo wana goo wana
Goo wah - Choo!

Hints and Tips: 

  • This is a song in Yorta Yorta, the language of one of the Torres Strait Islander tribes of Victoria.
  • It cannot be translated word for word, however, research shows it a song about a goanna, the 'choo' is shooing the goanna away. The word 'goanna' is the English name for the animal, it was their closest approximation of the name Aboriginals used for the animal.
  • Easy ATSI children can learn during group time. 
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