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Tiwi [tiw]
Source: AuSIL / Various
Web and downloadable dictionaries for Burarra, Bilinarra, Djinang, Gurindji, Iwaidja, Kriol, Martu Wangka, Maung, Tiwi, Walmajarri, Warlpiri and Wik Mungkan. The page also has links to over 90 linguistic and other language-related articles.
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Source: ABC/Andrew Denton
Interview with Ted Egan, the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Ted speaks about how he learnt Tiwi from Aloysius Puantulura. Is Ted the first non-Aboriginal executive to speak an Australian language? (Sir Douglas Nicholls was the Aboriginal Governor of South Australia and was a "Dja Dja Wurrung, Wotjoboluk, and Yupagalk man" [http://www.vaeai.org.au/timeline/1901.html]).
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Source: Ngarukuruwala
A new Tiwi song created by the elders and children of the Tiwi Islands (YouTube video).
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Source: The Wangatunga Strong Women’s Group/Genevieve Campbell/Teresita Puruntatameri
A website of Tiwi songs. You can hear songs on the MP3 jukebox, read about the singers, their songs, crafts, and their community at Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island.
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Source: Jenny Lee/AuSIL
Dictionary consists of approximately 5000 headwords. Tiwi is spoken by approximately 1500 speakers on Bathurst and Melville Islands.
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