Mankongkong (Manme)

Mankongkong is our food. We Aboriginal people like eating bush tucker. In the early days the old people, the women, go out with their digging sticks and see which is the right plant and dig and get and cook it on the hot sand and eat. But today the girls and the other older women don’t know what mankongkong is, they only know karrbarda long yam. And today we eat balanda food from shops takeaway and buy bread, rice, flour and sugar.

Manbu Mnakongkong makka manme ngadberre nawu ngad bininj ngarrihni kore kubolkwarlhken kunred. Korroko nawu kohbakohbanj nawu morlehmorlenj birrirey birribuni birrikarungi manbu mankongkong. Birriwilkdengi mandjoleng ngandiwoni ngarringuni. Dja bu bolkkime nawu daluhdaluk yawkyawk minj kabirriburrbun manbu manme kabirringeybun mahni mankongkong manburre mankodjbang manbuled mankinjdjek, larrk mankudji karrbarda kabirribengkan. Dja bolkkime manbu balandakenh ngarrihngun yiman cake bread rice flour sugar bonj.