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RESULTS: 32 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Stories & texts in languages

Alyawarra [aly] see all Alyawarra
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Margaret Carew/Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute
A program supporting Central Australian languages through innovative projects such as the Kaytetye Bird App and the Iltyem-iltyem website for teaching and learning Central Australian sign languages, and many more resources for Arrernte, Warlpiri, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr and other languages.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Source: Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute
Information and resources about innovative ‘sound printed’ books developed through the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics. Catalogue of talking books, plus information about the technology and downloadable audio.
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Amurdak [amg] see all Amurdak
Source: Robert Mailhammer / ELAR
Archive deposit: audio and annotated texts from a range of genres, from the Minjilang community on Croker Island. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Anindilyakwa [aoi] see all Anindilyakwa
Source: Marie Van Egmond / ELAR
Archive deposit: audio plus transcriptions documenting the morpho-syntax of Enindhilyakwa (Groote Eylandt, Gulf of Carpentaria).
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Anmatyerr [amx] see all Anmatyerr
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Margaret Carew/Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute
A program supporting Central Australian languages through innovative projects such as the Kaytetye Bird App and the Iltyem-iltyem website for teaching and learning Central Australian sign languages, and many more resources for Arrernte, Warlpiri, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr and other languages.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Source: Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute
Information and resources about innovative ‘sound printed’ books developed through the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics. Catalogue of talking books, plus information about the technology and downloadable audio.
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Arrernte [aus-x-arq] see all Arrernte
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Margaret Carew/Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute
A program supporting Central Australian languages through innovative projects such as the Kaytetye Bird App and the Iltyem-iltyem website for teaching and learning Central Australian sign languages, and many more resources for Arrernte, Warlpiri, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr and other languages.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Badjala [gbw] see all Badjala
Source: State Library of Queensland
A set of interactive multimedia audio books for learning basic vocabulary of Queensland languages including Butchullla, Gudjal, Gunggari, and Yugambeh.
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Burarra [bvr] see all Burarra
Source: Margaret Carew / ELAR
Archive deposit: recordings of Gun-nartpa (a Burarra dialect) speakers in the Cadell river region of north-central Arnhem Land from a range of ages. Time-aligned annotations will be added. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols, and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Source: Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute
Information and resources about innovative ‘sound printed’ books developed through the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics. Catalogue of talking books, plus information about the technology and downloadable audio.
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Djinang [dji] see all Djinang
Source: Richard Birrinbirrin/YouTube
Richard Birrinbirrin speaks in Djinang about Djirrididi body painting and relates part of the Djan'kawu Sisters' story. Richard starred in the film Ten Canoes and is an artist, songman and community leader at Ramingining.
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Eastern Arrernte [aer] see all Eastern Arrernte
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Gidja [gia] see all Gidja
Source: Frances Kofod / ELAR
Archive deposit: includes examples of Gija (east Kimberley) from up to 40 speakers with many painting stories from leading artists. A documentation of the knowledge of the natural and cultural world of the Gija, with a focus on the mythological, historical and ecological knowledge associated with sites depicted in the artists’ paintings, and the language used to describe paintings, dance and song performance. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Golpa [lja] see all Golpa
Source: Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub / ELAR
Archive deposit: resources for an annotated and illustrated Golpa (Elcho Island, NT) story book based on audio recordings made in the 1960s by B. Schebeck and more recent recordings by the depositor. The narrator of the older texts is the father of today's Golpa consultants. Narratives focus on a description of the languages used by different clans in the Ganba?tji area (comprising Elcho Island, Wessel Islands and Cape Wessels). Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Gudjal [aus-x-guq] see all Gudjal
Source: State Library of Queensland
A set of interactive multimedia audio books for learning basic vocabulary of Queensland languages including Butchullla, Gudjal, Gunggari, and Yugambeh.
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Gun-nartpa [bvr] see all Gun-nartpa
Source: Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute
Information and resources about innovative ‘sound printed’ books developed through the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics. Catalogue of talking books, plus information about the technology and downloadable audio.
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Gunggari [kgl] see all Gunggari
Source: State Library of Queensland
A set of interactive multimedia audio books for learning basic vocabulary of Queensland languages including Butchullla, Gudjal, Gunggari, and Yugambeh.
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Jaru [ddj] see all Jaru
Source: Goolarri Media/May Minyingali Butcher/Barbara Sturt/Kimberley Language Resource Centre/others
An oral history in Jaru told through a ‘walking story’, remembered by May Butcher who travelled hundreds of kilometres as a child to visit her sister at Moola Bulla mission
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Kaanju [kbe] see all Kaanju
Source: Clair Hill / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of highly endangered Paman languages of Cape York Peninsula. Includes audio, video, texts and dictionary. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld] see all Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay
Source: William Ridley/Project Gutenburg
Ridley's 1856 volume available in plain text form.
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Karajarri [gbd] see all Karajarri
Source: Mervyn Mulardy Snr
Mervyn tells about his background and life, in Karajarri.
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Kaurna [zku] see all Kaurna
Source: Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi
Video showing some of the animals of the Adelaide region and their Kaurna names.
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Kayardild [gyd] see all Kayardild
Source: Erich Round / ELAR
Archive deposit: audio, video, ELAN transcription files, and summary metadata on the Kayardild language spoken on Bentinck and Mornington Islands. Comprises recorded and documented texts, elicitation sessions, and traditional food gathering activities by the last speakers well versed in traditional knowledge. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Kaytetye [gbb] see all Kaytetye
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Margaret Carew/Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute
A program supporting Central Australian languages through innovative projects such as the Kaytetye Bird App and the Iltyem-iltyem website for teaching and learning Central Australian sign languages, and many more resources for Arrernte, Warlpiri, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr and other languages.
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Kriol and pidgins [rop] see all Kriol and pidgins
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Kuku Yalanji [gvn] see all Kuku Yalanji
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Kuuku Ya’u [kuy] see all Kuuku Ya’u
Source: Clair Hill / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of highly endangered Paman languages of Cape York Peninsula. Includes audio, video, texts and dictionary. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Luritja/Pintupi [piu] see all Luritja/Pintupi
Source: United Nations High Commission for Human Rights/ANU/L. Macdonald/S.J Dixon/S. Holcombe/K. Hansen
A translation of the Declaration of Human Rights into Pintupi/Luritja, the first in an Australian language. See news articles from ANU and the ABC. The translation is also available at from ANU. (See also the English version.)
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Mawng [mph] see all Mawng
Source: Ruth Singer/Mawng Ngaralk/Storytellers
A revised Mawng-English dictionary, information about the Mawng language spoken on Warruwi (South Goulbourn Island), and many videos and sound recordings of stories told by Mawng speakers.
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Source: Ruth Singer/Isabel O’Keefe/Elizabeth Langslow/Janet Mardbinda/others
Mawng-English dictionary (as online interactive or as downloadable PDF, together with English-Mawng finderlist), together with many video and audio stories videos and sound recordings. Also some downladable posters on fish, shells and plant medicine.
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Mbarrumbathama [lby] see all Mbarrumbathama
Source: Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Archive deposit: audio and video recordings, with transcriptions, of texts, lexical and grammatical elicitation. Recordings were made with Mrs Florrie Bassani, Mr Bobby Stewart and Mrs Daisy Stewart. Represents languages Umpithamu, Morrobolam (also known as Umbuygamu), and Mbarrumbathama (also known as Lamalama). Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor
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Meriam Mir [ulk] see all Meriam Mir
Source: National Library of Australia
Manuscript Collection of the National Library of Australia: contains text written in Mr Mabo's language Meriam Mir.
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Morrobolam [umg] see all Morrobolam
Source: Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Archive deposit: audio and video recordings, with transcriptions, of texts, lexical and grammatical elicitation. Recordings were made with Mrs Florrie Bassani, Mr Bobby Stewart and Mrs Daisy Stewart. Represents languages Umpithamu, Morrobolam (also known as Umbuygamu), and Mbarrumbathama (also known as Lamalama). Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor
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Murrinh-Patha [mwf] see all Murrinh-Patha
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Ngaanyatjarra [ntj] see all Ngaanyatjarra
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Noongar [nys] see all Noongar
Source: Clint Bracknell
Four original story books in Noongar. You can listen to the audio of the stories here. see also a video version on the main page.
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Nunggubuyu [nuy] see all Nunggubuyu
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Umpila [ump] see all Umpila
Source: Clair Hill / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of highly endangered Paman languages of Cape York Peninsula. Includes audio, video, texts and dictionary. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Umpithamu [umd] see all Umpithamu
Source: Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Archive deposit: audio and video recordings, with transcriptions, of texts, lexical and grammatical elicitation. Recordings were made with Mrs Florrie Bassani, Mr Bobby Stewart and Mrs Daisy Stewart. Represents languages Umpithamu, Morrobolam (also known as Umbuygamu), and Mbarrumbathama (also known as Lamalama). Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor
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Walmajarri [wmt] see all Walmajarri
Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Wanyjirra [aus-x-waq] see all Wanyjirra
Source: Chikako Senge / ELAR
Archive deposit: descriptions and documentation of Wanyjirra mainly from two speakers and their families. Project goals are to make materials available to community members and to complete a reference grammar of Wanyjirra. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Warlpiri [wbp] see all Warlpiri
Source: Myfany Turpin / ELAR
Archive deposit: documentation of 28 different Arandic song series and/or song styles from the northern Arandic group of languages of Central Australia, including Arandic people’s interpretations of the songs and their broader meanings, and linguistic and musical features of the performances and the song interpretations. Represents languages Kaytetye, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr, Eastern Arrernte and Warlpiri. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Source: Margaret Carew/Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute
A program supporting Central Australian languages through innovative projects such as the Kaytetye Bird App and the Iltyem-iltyem website for teaching and learning Central Australian sign languages, and many more resources for Arrernte, Warlpiri, Alyawarr, Anmatyerr and other languages.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Source: Batchelor Press/Batchelor Institute
Information and resources about innovative ‘sound printed’ books developed through the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics. Catalogue of talking books, plus information about the technology and downloadable audio.
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Source: Carmel O'Shannessy / ELAR
Archive deposit: six traditional Warlpiri love songs, called yilpinji, sung by Teddy Morrison Jupurrurla, and two ceremonial initiation songs, sung by Peter Dixon Japanangka and a group of elder men. Includes transcribed and translated video and audio files.
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Warrungu [wrg] see all Warrungu
Source: Alf Palmer/Tasaku Tsunoda/David Nathan
Stories, with sound, and interactive concordance of Alf Palmer's spoken material in Warrungu, the Aboriginal language of the Upper Herbert River area of north Queensland (inland from Tully), Australia. Transcribed and analysed by Tasaku Tsunoda. Interactive version created by David Nathan.
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Wik Ngathan [wig] see all Wik Ngathan
Source: Peter Sutton / ELAR
Archive deposit: video of community elders speaking about oral history and t contemporary issues, ethnobotanical information, transcriptions of audio recordings made in the 1970s. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Wik-Mungkan [wim] see all Wik-Mungkan
Source: Peter Sutton / ELAR
Archive deposit: video of community elders speaking about oral history and t contemporary issues, ethnobotanical information, transcriptions of audio recordings made in the 1970s. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols and access may require negotiation with the depositor.
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Yan-nhangu [jay] see all Yan-nhangu
Source: Claire Bowern / ELAR
Archive deposit: over 140 audio and video recordings of speakers of Yan-nha?u, made at Milingimbi, Arnhem Land, during fieldwork in 2007. Includes some translations into English and Djambarrpuyngu. Genres include conversation, translation, elicitation and narration. Like all ELAR deposits, this material is accessible according to access protocols, and access may require negotiation with the depositor. See also >a href="http://elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0046">additional deposit for Yan-nhangu.
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Yinhawangka [ywg] see all Yinhawangka
Source: June Injie / Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
A story book, with audio, told in Yinhawangka by June Injie and in English by her granddaughter Montell Kelly. The story is about the animals found in the Pilbara region. The book uses ‘sound printing’ technology where sound is integrated with the book by hidden microscopic printing - audio is played by moving an special pen across the page. The book can be purchased from this website.
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Yolngu [aus-x-yoq] see all Yolngu
Source: Stephen Page, Wayne Blair & Kathy Balngayngu Marika
A play about life in Arnhem Land, performed in the Yolngu language and "snatches of Pidgin English". Was performed by the Sydney Theatre Company.
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Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics (AuSIL)
Bible texts for 14 languages. These are provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (in Australia branded as AuSIL) as a "ministry tool" but made openly accessible. Includes text, audio (note, some spoken by non-Aboriginal persons), concordances, and downloadable software.
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Yugambeh [yub] see all Yugambeh
Source: State Library of Queensland
A set of interactive multimedia audio books for learning basic vocabulary of Queensland languages including Butchullla, Gudjal, Gunggari, and Yugambeh.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: ABC/Rachael Kohn
Interview about the Sharing Stories Digital Storytelling Program which has recorded stories from several communities. Includes commentary from Mark Nakarrma Guyula.
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Source: Charles Darwin University / Batchelor Institute / NT Government / ANU
LAAL (Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages) is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian languages from the Northern Territory. Much of the literature is language teaching/literacy material created in schools, which is otherwise endangered by the instability of governmental support for mother tongue and bilingual programs. You can search the site by map, placename, language name, author, or category (such as Narrative or Language instruction). The literature materials are beautifully displayed and are viewable and downloadable as PDF or plain text. The site currently holds about 2250 books in 32 languages. Updates are posted on http://laal.cdu.edu.au/
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