And so, we had this land Bäniyala where the yiŋapuŋapu is located. Yiŋapuŋapu is a place where you can sit to build a home so that the tribe can expand and make their clan nation big. There is also a place called Gäṉgaṉ that has the same significant Law, and it is now also a homeland. But we stayed there at Bäniyala at the yiŋapuŋapu. When we die, our bodies will return to this place to be buried in that particular ground called yiŋapuŋapu.
— DJAMBAWA MARAWILI
Yilpara, Bäniyala and Birany’birany are all connected together, and you can see it in the diamonds that we paint.
— YÄLPI YUNUPIŊU
Bäniyala is a Maḏarrpa homeland located on the beaches of the Blue Mud Bay. With a population of about 150 people, It is one of the largest homeland centers in the region. It is associated with the songline of Bäru, the saltwater crocodile.
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