anbinik

Scientific Name
Allosyncarpia ternata
Category
Plants

Anbinik tree, a large monsoon forest tree (15-30m) which grows only in the sandstone escarpment country of western Arnhem Land and the Alligator Rivers region (although one is said to be growing at Ngolwarr near Kubarledjowoy on the Liverpool River which may be the most eastern native example). The Bininj Gunwok name is now often used as the common name in English.


Kure anbinik dja binik ka-rrulkdi marrek arri-wurlhkemeninj ba-rungi ba-yawoyhrungi ba-rroweni
arri-yawoyhwurlhkeyi ba-rey kureh ba-rey bad nomo anbinik kun-djurle makka ba-yakkeni.

In anbinik forests we didn't light fires because repeated fires would kill the forest, so we would burn off [to the side of the forest to make a fire break] and when it died down, we'd light another until it finished the fire break but there was no fire [allowed] in the anbinik forest, they are there for shade.

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Kunwinjku term
man-binik
Kundjeyhmi term
an-binik
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Kuninjku term
man-binik
Kundedjnjenghmi term
an-binik
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