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Nyungar Language Group: Wiilman

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Bennelaking Bennelaking  Place Name



Bennelaking as ben - n - el - alla - ak - iny are

ben - ni - el - al - ak - nyin or

ben - ngi - il - alle - ak - nyin or

bean - ngi - el - alla - ak - nyinning or

ben - ni - il - alle - ak - yin or

ben - ni - il - ak - nyin

meaning at sunrise, digging, scrapping or scratching on this site begins to create a pit or hole to uncover and then rebury the left over fat edible roots which are the provisions for the day and that are in plentiful supply here.