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freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni

errjnyj (inh -)
ogakor (inh -)
ngejongejo (inh -)
angaw (inh -)
kanhi (minha -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Uw Ilbmbanhdhiy
in Uw Ilbmbanhdhiy
in Pakanh


Freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni

The freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni (family Crocodylidae), is much more common than the saltwater croc in the interior of the peninsula, and it is much less dangerous. It could inflict serious injuries to a person if it wanted, but it tries to avoid us as much as possible.

Its shyness unfortunate since it is desirable as a source of meat. Its meat is somewhat tasteless, but it is fine cooked in the capmari.

The Uw Olkola name for this animal (inh ogakor) has been vulgarised in English into the name Nakakoora, a water hole east from Oriners Station in the heart of Olkola country. Nakakoora is named after the freshwater crocodile in Uw Olkola; it is called inh ogakor ambungg, crocodile story place.

The name inh angaw is onomatopoeic, coming from the sound it makes when it is speared.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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