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Macquarie Aboriginal Words: Meryam Mir, Torres Strait Creole

by Macquarie Dictionary, Nick Thieberger and William McGregor

Contributions by Gamalai Ken Passi, Nick Piper, Barbara Sayers and Anna Shnukal

eBook $5.99

$5.99

Macquarie Aboriginal Words: Meryam Mir, Torres Strait Creole

by Macquarie Dictionary, Nick Thieberger and William McGregor

Contributions by Gamalai Ken Passi, Nick Piper, Barbara Sayers and Anna Shnukal

eBook $5.99

$5.99

$5.99

Macquarie Aboriginal Words is a dictionary of words from a selection of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

This ebook covers the languages of Meryam Mir, Wik Mungkan & Torres Strait Creole from Torres Strait & Queenland.

For each language, the following information is provided:
- a brief history of the language
- points on the grammar, spelling and pronunciation
- an extensive wordlist organised by categories, such as animals, body parts, kin relationships, placenames, etc
- a dual index i.e. English to Language and Language to English.

This ebook series is based on Macquarie Aboriginal Words originally published in print in 1994.

"The sheer diversity of indigenous languages in Australia must be close to the greatest and richest component of this country's national cultural heritage ... This book is much needed, as it gives a sense of the richness of a heritage which is disappearing in many areas of the country." NOEL PEARSON

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760981075
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 11/02/2020
  • Category: Australian Aboriginal Languages
    Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general
    Queensland
    Language / Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries
    Society & social sciences / Indigenous peoples
  • Imprint: Macquarie
  • Price: $5.99

Macquarie Aboriginal Words is a dictionary of words from a selection of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

This ebook covers the languages of Meryam Mir, Wik Mungkan & Torres Strait Creole from Torres Strait & Queenland.

For each language, the following information is provided:
- a brief history of the language
- points on the grammar, spelling and pronunciation
- an extensive wordlist organised by categories, such as animals, body parts, kin relationships, placenames, etc
- a dual index i.e. English to Language and Language to English.

This ebook series is based on Macquarie Aboriginal Words originally published in print in 1994.

"The sheer diversity of indigenous languages in Australia must be close to the greatest and richest component of this country's national cultural heritage ... This book is much needed, as it gives a sense of the richness of a heritage which is disappearing in many areas of the country." NOEL PEARSON

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