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External Resources for Indigenous languages

Resources for Indigenous languages

Language recovery

Some links about language recovery and revival of language and culture, listed alphabetically by title. We will update this list over time.

Australian Curriculum: Languages

Australian Curriculum: Languages

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

This organisation, among other projects, is sponsoring work on First Language literacy and making literacy connections with English.

AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Narigo and Ngunnawal word lists

The author has transcribed the Ngarigo word list out of "Victorian Languages - a Late Survey" by LA Hercus, and put it beside the Ngunnawal word list from RH Mathews’ work "The Wiradyuri and Other Languages of New South Wales" (q.v. below).

Ngunawal: past, present and future

Ngunawal: past, present and future

From the introductory notes on this site: "Welcome to the Ngunawal past present and future website. This website has been established to accurately reflect the past, present (and future) culture of the Ngunawal people."

Ngunnawal language

Wikipedia – Ngunnawal language

The opening paragraph in this Wikipedia article refers to Ngunnawal or Gundungurra as an "extinct Australian Aboriginal language" (as of August 2017). This would be contested by many who are working on language recovery and rescue.

Our Mother Tongue: Wiradjuri

Our Mother Tongue: Wiradjuri

A language that’s transforming a town. Duration: 03m11s.

Reviving Indigenous languages – not as easy as it seems

Reviving Indigenous languages – not as easy as it seems

Article originally published in The Conversation, 18 November 2016.

The Wiradyuri and Other Languages of New South Wales

The Wiradyuri and Other Languages of New South Wales

Ebook for download in various formats. Also available from other sources, including National Library of Australia, record ID 353043. Author: Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918. This work is also partially reproduced at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Wiradyuri_and_Other_Languages_of_New_South_Wales, with the annotation "Produced by the Anthropological Society of the United States", which seems an inadequate description of the provenance of this work.

Understanding the Land through the Eyes of the Ngunnawal People

Understanding the Land through the Eyes of the Ngunnawal People

A Natural Resource Management Program for ACT Schools.

Yolngu Matha: A passion for Yolngu Matha language

Yolngu Matha: A passion for Yolngu Matha language

ABC documentary, published 16 October 2014.

Reference

Online sources to look up words and phrases – a quick option is to run a Google search with the required expression in English followed by the words "in [name of Indigenous language]", eg tree in Ngunnawal or tree in Ngunawal, then select from sources (some of which also provide an audio version of the Indigenous language) such as the those below (listed here alphabetically). See also the notes above, eg for the R.H. Matthews work.

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