The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages

The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AusSIL) provides online access to dictionaries for eleven Indigenous languages (Burarra, Bilinarra, Djinang, Gurindji, Iwaidja, Maung, Tiwi, Walmajarri, Warlpiri, Wik Mungkan, and Kriol). This is a highly useful resource for this unit as these dictionaries are easy to access and simple to use.

Week 8 is focused on Aboriginal English and Kriol. The Kriol dictionary is an excellent additional resource for this topic. The Kriol dictionary makes it easy to locate the meaning of English-sounding words; for example, ‘mama’ which sounds like ‘mother’ to an English speaker, but in Kriol means ‘fruit’.

The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AusSIL) website can be located at:

http://ausil.org.au/node/3717

The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AusSIL) online dictionary for Kriol can be found at:

http://ausil.org/Dictionary/Kriol/lexicon/index.htm

Warren Bell

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