Category Archives: Dual Place Names

palawa kani, the Tasmanian ‘composite language’

Recently I began following the Endangered Languages Centre on Facebook and after flicking through some articles on the page I found myself reading about the language palawa kani, which means ‘Tasmanian Aborigines speak or talk’. The language has been composed … Continue reading

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Developer registers kunanyi domain name.

Recently Tasmania caught up with the rest of the country by finally implementing a dual place name policy, as I blogged about here. In an edit of that post I linked to a news article reporting that the Tasmanian Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Tasmania gets a dual place naming policy

In other good news for Aboriginal languages today, the Tasmanian government has announced a dual place naming policy. Well known landmarks such as Larapuna (Bay of Fires) and Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) will receive dual name signs and Aboriginal names will … Continue reading

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Gunai Kurnai at TAFE and Gippsland traditional placenames.

Gunai Kurnai is spoken in the Gippsland area of Victoria and is being taught at GippsTAFE and local schools in an effort to maintain and continue the spread of the language. You can learn more about Gunai Kurnai and traditional … Continue reading

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Traditional name to be returned to Lake Eyre?

The Arabana people, traditional owners of Lake Eyre and surrounding country, have started the process to have the lake’s traditonal name officially recognised. Earlier this year the Arabana people were granted Native Title over Lake Eyre and its surrounds. Officially … Continue reading

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Nooksack Podcast

I stumbled across these podcasts when I was looking for Mohawk place names in Ontario.  Instead of unearthing info about my home province, I learned about an indigenous community in British Columbia and Washington state.  These podcasts make up a … Continue reading

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Place names and Conflict over renaming of features

CURRENT DISPUTE FOR RENAMING FEATURES &  ATTITUDES TOWARDS ABORIGINALITY AND THE NON-EXISTENCE OF BUNDJALUNG TRIBE Submitted by Jude Ella, Ling 366  The name for Mt Wollumbin was discontinued on 10th June 2005. It was previously known as Mt Ivy or … Continue reading

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