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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NSW Aboriginal language groups links and basic info

this is hardly comprehensive but I will be adding more info as information becomes available

further information about the language group is hyper linked in the underlined language name 

at this stage I have only listed one town that is withibn the boundaries of this language group

for more detailed information regarding contemporary issues and to contact community members contact the local Aboriginal land council representatives


Language                 Current Towns associated with Language group


Anaiwan        Tingha  


Arakwal        Byron Bay


Awabakal     Lake Maquarie, Newcastle


Badjalang     Grafton / Clarence River


Banbai          Wattle Ridge


Baranbinja     Bourke


Baraparapa    Hay, Murrumbidgee River


Birpai            Taree, Hastings Valley , Manning Valley

Barindji         east of the Darling River, Ivanhoe


Barkindji       Willandra lakes


Dainggati       north of the Macleay river, Kempsey


Darkinjang     south of hunter river, Cessnock


Daruk           North Western Sydney


Djiringanj      Merimbula to wallaga lake


Eora               Inner Harbour of Sydney


Gandangara   Napean River western Sydney


Geawegal     Muswellbrook


Jeithi             Jerilderie


Jiegara          Clarence River Grafton


Jitajita           Balranald


Jotijota          Deniliquin


Jukambal      Glen Innes


Kalibal          Murwillumbah


Kamilaroi    North west NSW

Karenggapa  Tibooburra

Kawambarai Dubbo


Kitabal          Tabulam


Kula               Bourke


Kumbainggiri Coffs Harbour


Kureinji          Northrn bank of the Murray River


Kwiambal       Ashford


Maljangapa     Milparinka


Maraura          Wilcannia


Milpulo           Wilcannia


Minjungbal     Wollumbin Mountain


Morowari        Culgoa river


Muthimuthi     Balranald


Nari Nari         Hay


Naualko          Darling River


Ngaku             Macksville


Ngamba          Port Macquarie


Ngarabal         Glenn Innes


Ngarigo           Monaro


Ngemba          South bank darling river


Ngunawal       Monaro tableland


Parundji          Brewarrina


Tharawal        Campbelltown


Thaua             Merimbula


Ualarai           Walgett


Wadikali         Lake Pinaroo


Walbanga        Shoalhaven river


Walgalu         Tumut River


Wandandian  Shoalhaven


Wanjiwalku   Tongo Lake


Weilwan        Cuddie Springs


Wembawemba Booroorban


Weraerai        Inverell


Widjabal        Lismore


Wiljakali        Broken Hill


Wiradjuri       Largest language group in western NSW


Wodi Wodi    Illawarra


Wongaibon    Narromine


Wonnarua     Singleton


Worimi         Port Stephens


6 comments:

  1. Matt
    This is a great resource. Might look better in a table, perhaps in a wiki. Google Sites use a kinda wiki platform. You have a google account already, so google sites is available to you. Would make a great resource for schools. Cheers, Leesa

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  2. Thanks Leesa - I am aiming to create a seperate page for each of these eventually and will definately try make it more user friendly!!

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