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Australian Languages

The following sites have links to Australian language lexicons:

Links to online lexicons or glossaries of specific languages:

  • Arrernte picture vocabulary
  • Awaba / Awabakal: page images, and OCR version, of An Australian Language as Spoken by the Awabakal, the people of Awaba or Lake Macquarie (near Newcastle, New South Wales)... by L E Threlkeld (1858) including Appendices on Minyug, Narrinyeri Language, Languages of [Southwest] W. Australia, Wirradhuri, and Kamilaroi Sayings.
  • Barngarla is a dormant Australian Aboriginal language that was spoken in the Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta area of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. It has been revived by members of the Barngarla Community with the assistance of Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide), using the writings of Lutheran missionaries who translated the Bible into Barngarla in the 1840s. Available online resources: Barngarla Online Dictionary; Barngarla Aboriginal Language Dictionary App — for iPhone, for Android.
  • Burarra-English Interactive Dictionary: "consists of approximately 4000 headwords collected by Kathleen and David Glasgow. The dictionary was previously published by the Summer Institute of Linguistics in 1994. Semantic categories have also been added to assist electronic searches."
  • Bayungu dictionary: "the language of the Bayungu people of Western Australia .... classified by researchers as a Pama-Nyungan language belonging to the Ganyara group".
  • Glossary of Eulayhi (Yuwaalaraay), appended to Australian Legendary Tales, collected by K Langloh Parker.
  • Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay resources
  • Gupapuyŋu Interactive Dictionary
  • Ngadjonji Glossary
  • Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola Multimedia Dictionary
  • Wagiman online dictionary
  • Interactive Warlpiri-English dictionary, with English-Warlpiri finder list, 2nd edition, 2012.
  • Yanyuwa wuka: Yanyuwa dictionary and cultural resource, some files may be inaccessible until you login with UQ eSpace credentials.
  • Yolŋu Marta Dictionary of Anatomy: Dhäruk Mala ga Mayali' Rumbalpuy — written in English and Yolŋu Matha of northeast Arnhem Land.
  • Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay resources.

 

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