Content tagged with Indigenous Australian Languages

Ngiyampaa Wordworld: Thipingku Yuwi, Maka Ngiya; Names of Birds and Other Words

The Wangaaypuwan dialect of Ngiyampaa is the language of the Pilaarrkiyalu, Nhiilyikiyalu and Karulkiyalu people that come from the dry, riverless...

Publication or resource - 15 May 2020

A Dictionary of Umpithamu, with notes on Middle Paman

Umpithamu is a language of the Princess Charlotte Bay region on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, in northeastern Australia. A Dictionary of...

Publication or resource - 14 May 2020

Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar

The Dhurga Dictionary and Learners Grammar: A South-East Coast NSW Aboriginal Language is an overdue and extremely valuable resource for the Dhurga...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2020

Mudburra to English first dictionary to include handsigns

The publication of the Mudburra to English Dictionary is the first dictionary to include a comprehensive set of handsigns including photos and QR-...

News - 22 Nov 2019

An exhibition to celebrate IYIL2019

Warlpiri translator Theresa Napurrurla Ross with granddaughter. Photo: AIATSIS Representatives from Ngunnawal, Warlpiri and Meriam communities...

News - 20 Sep 2019

Gurgun Mibinyah: Yugambeh, Ngarahngwal, Ngahnduwal A dictionary and grammar of Mibiny language varieties from the Tweed to the Logan rivers

Gurgun Mibinyah (belonging to Mibiny speakers) is a dictionary of the northern varieties of the language Yugambeh-Bundjalung, or Bandjalangic, spoken...

Publication or resource - 10 Sep 2019

Mudburra to English Dictionary

Mudburra is an Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory (Australia). Many Mudburra people live in Elliott, Marlinja, Yarralin and Kalkaringi....

Publication or resource - 10 Sep 2019

Ngarinyman dictionary published after 25 year collaboration

(L-R) Mikayla Friday Shaw, Joy Campbell and Christine Daly with the ABC's Daniel Browning at the launch of the Ngarinyman to English Dictionary....

News - 5 Aug 2019

The Sydney Language

The Sydney Language was written to revive interest the Aboriginal language of the Sydney district. It makes readily available the small amount of...

Publication or resource - 2 Aug 2019

The Sydney Language now available to a new generation

The Sydney Language, a long out of print dictionary first published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies...

News - 22 Jul 2019

Ngarinyman to English Dictionary

Ngarinyman is an Aboriginal language of the northern Victoria River District in the Northern Territory (Australia). Many Ngarinyman people live in...

Publication or resource - 19 Jul 2019

Commemorative stamp celebrates Indigenous languages

IYIL 10 stamp sheetlet pack featuring Woiwurrung language words and the AUSTLANG map Australia Post is marking the International Year of...

News - 2 May 2019

Nganapurru malngmarama balandanha runungura baman

"We found a white man on an island long ago" A first-hand account of the rescue of U.S Air Force Flight Lieutenant Clarence Sanford on 14th...

Blog post - 23 Apr 2019

IYIL 50c coin launched

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s...

News - 10 Apr 2019

IYIL2019: Australian Government Action Plan

The Australian Government has released an Action Plan as part of its commitment to supporting the preservation, revival, promotion and...

News - 26 Mar 2019

Yolŋu Sign Language

What is Yolŋu Sign Language? Yolŋu Sign Language (YSL) is a unique, endangered sign language of the Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land....

Blog post - 7 Mar 2019

Wisdomatic Women Leader: The Spirit of Baymarrwaŋa

Laurie 'big boss' Baymarrwaŋa AIATSIS is celebrating 2019 International Woman’s Day by recognising Senior Australian of the Year...

Blog post - 7 Mar 2019

National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR)

The AIATSIS National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) – Survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages ran from November 2018 and ...

Research project - 6 Nov 2018

National Indigenous Languages Convention Keynote Address

The AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie delivered the Keynote address at the inaugural National Indigenous Languages Convention on 22 February 2018. Mr Ritchie...

Presentation - 25 May 2018

Indigenous Languages in Australian Parliaments

This post was updated on 4 July 2018. In 2016, Malcom Turnbull made history by being the first Prime Minister to speak an Australian Indigenous...

Blog post - 21 May 2018

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