Indigenous Word Lists


Languages belonging to Iwaidja, Garig, Wulna, Arrernte and Larrakia peoples were amongst the earliest languages collected and organised into word lists by newcomers to the Northern Territory. Libraries play a role in the preservation of historic Indigenous language materials and are a resource for people wanting to reclaim and revitalise languages devastated by colonisation. Learn more about the early word lists in our collections and the people who collated them.

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