Mako (Didjiridu)

There are two things which we call “mako”. One meaning of mako is a didjiridu, which we blow when we sing songs and dance. The other meaning is “gun”. People go and look for didjiridus in the forest. They knock on trees and listen for hollow ones. Then they cut it down, and make a didjiridu for playing. To get that other type of mako, which we shoot, we have to go and buy it with money.

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Manbu Mako ngarriyime ngarringeybun kunngey bokenh. Mankudji kunngey mako ngarriyime manbu karribuhme bu kabirriwayini manjardi kunborrk.Dja kunbuyika ngarringeybun mako manbu karridowkke manbu balanda marnbom karridulubun mayh. Manbu mako karribuhme kabirrire kabirriyawan kabirrinan kadulkrurrk manbu kundulk. Kabirridongohdong kabirribekkan mandulklorrk wanjh kabirridadjke kabirrimarnbun mako manbu karribuhme.Dja manbu mako karridowkke karrire karribayahme kunwarde.