Mawng (Maung)

Mawng is the language spoken by approximately 750 arrarrkpi (Aboriginal) people on Warruwi Goulburn Island and surrounding areas; Minjilang Croker Island, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) Maningrida and homeland areas.

Mawng is documented in the following publications:

  • "Maung Grammar" by Arthur Capell and Heather Hewett (nee Hinch) (1976) Mouton.
  • "Mawng - English dictionary" available through AIATSIS.
  • "Lamilami Speaks" by Lazarus Lamilami edited Ronald Berndt (1974) Ure Smith.
  • "Mawng Conversation" by Heather Hewett and Edna Zampeck edited by Lindsay Parkhill (1999) Warruwi Literacy Centre. Audio tapes accompany this text.

Complete teaching materials and manuals modelled on Sarah Gudinsky method are also available.

For further information contact:

Warruwi Literacy Centre
GPO Box 3007
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 08 89790463
Email: parkhill@taunet.net.au

Other sites for Mawng: gunwok

Last updated: 3 October 2000
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