Warakkála (Long Yam) by Joy Garlbin

Warakkála (Long Yam)

Warakkála is the name of a place on Entrance Island meaning ‘ there are many long yams’. 

Warakkála is a kind of long yam, bush tucker for the Kunibidji people. These yams are roasted in ashes or hot water. They have méameya (hair) which is depicted in Marilyn’s Lino tile.

Marilyn James’ homeland is Entrance Island.

Resource: Ndjébbana Dictionary 2007