Category Archives: Resources

Kriol to English Lexicon

Hi everyone, I am very interested in Creoles so I decided to find something on the aboriginal Creole ‘Kriol’ that I could share. The Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AuSIL) has been supporting indigenous languages in Australia since 1961 and … Continue reading

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Dharug Language for Primary School Students

An important aspect of language maintenance and revival is familiarising more people, especially children, with the language in question.¬† To this end, it is valuable to introduce schoolchildren to the Aboriginal language(s) of the area where they live, if the … Continue reading

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Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages

I have recently come across the website for the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (Vaclang, for short), found here. This website is a great resource for almost anything to do with the languages of Victoria. It has: Links to language … Continue reading

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Library project to revive languages.

The New South Wales state library has just launched an exciting new project to preserve vocabularies and word lists of Indigenous languages from its archives. ‘Discovering Indigenous Languages’ is planned to be a three year project and has been made … Continue reading

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Byalawa-breaking down communication barriers.

A new website has just been launched which aims to assist medical professionals to break down communication barriers between health professionals and Indigenous people. You can read a news article about the site here. Byalawa intends to ‘facilitate the acquisition … Continue reading

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Iwaidja Inyman

Iwaidja Inyman is a community based project based in Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land. The project involves community elders and youth as well as linguists, teachers and biological scientists to record, preserve and maintain the Iwaidja language. Their website … Continue reading

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More childrens books.

A version of the childrens book ‘My Mara Love to Clap’ by Faith Baisden is now available in Paakantji (spoken in the area around the Darling river, NSW, including Wilannnia, Mennindi and Broken Hill).¬†There is also a version in Awabakal … Continue reading

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