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Another 75 items have been added to the Virtual Library, bringing the total number of items to over 500, representing over 150 languages ... read more

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RESULTS: 21 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Language learning resources

Alyawarra [aly] see all Alyawarra
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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Anindilyakwa [aoi] see all Anindilyakwa
Source: Northern Territory Library/others
A flashcard app with 20 everyday words and phrases in Anindilyakwa and English. Also includes video of hand gestures.
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Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Anmatyerr [amx] see all Anmatyerr
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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Arrernte [aus-x-arq] see all Arrernte
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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Bardi [bcj] see all Bardi
Source: Claire Bowern/Linda Lanz/Laura King/Dave Karten et al
A guide for learning Bardi, originally written for a 2011 class on Aboriginal languages at Yale University. Downloadable, with a ‘name your own price’ policy (including free).
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Barngala [bjb] see all Barngala
Source: Mark Clendon
This book reconstructs a significant amount of Barngarla morphology, phonology and syntax, based on the introduction to Pastor Clamor Schürmann’s Vocabulary of the Parnkalla language (1844). It is designed primarily for educators and other people who want materials accessible to non-linguists and more suited to pedagogical practice. It is a freely downloadable PDF book.
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Burarra [bvr] see all Burarra
Source: Batchelor Institute/Centre for Australian Languages & Linguistics
A range of materials for Burarra, Ndjébbana, Kuninjku, Gurr-goni, Djinaŋ and other languages of the Maningrida area, including links to dictionaries, wordlists, story books and learning materials - many online. Also see a bibliography (PDF).
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Darug [xdk] see all Darug
Source: Richard Green
A site developed by Richard Green, a Dharug songman, for teaching his language Dharug. Contains wordlists and phrases with audio, and a Dharug version of Advance Australia Fair,.
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Ganai/Kurnai [unn] see all Ganai/Kurnai
Source: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages has produced and distributed a large number of apps for iPhones and iPads catalogued here and which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. These apps contain stories and other learning materials in languages including Gunditjmara, Gunnai/Kurnai, and Wemba Wemba.
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Gun-nartpa [bvr] see all Gun-nartpa
Source: Batchelor Institute/Centre for Australian Languages & Linguistics
A range of materials for Burarra, Ndjébbana, Kuninjku, Gurr-goni, Djinaŋ and other languages of the Maningrida area, including links to dictionaries, wordlists, story books and learning materials - many online. Also see a bibliography (PDF).
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Gunditjmara [gjm] see all Gunditjmara
Source: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages has produced and distributed a large number of apps for iPhones and iPads catalogued here and which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. These apps contain stories and other learning materials in languages including Gunditjmara, Gunnai/Kurnai, and Wemba Wemba.
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Gupapuyngu [guf] see all Gupapuyngu
Source: Michael Christie, Waymamba Gaykamaŋu and David Nathan/CDU
The Gupapuyŋu app is part of the courseware developed for teaching Yolŋu languages and culture at Charles Darwin University. It was first released in 2001 as a CD-ROM based application. Version 3.0 has been completely redesigned, with many usability improvements, and updated to run on the latest Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
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Source: Charles Darwin University
A unique dictionary that has multiple methods for lookup, including ‘fuzzy spelling’, substring search, English finderlist etc. Many of the entries have audio pronunciation.
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Iwaidja [ibd] see all Iwaidja
Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld] see all Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay
Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Kaytetye [gbb] see all Kaytetye
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: Nkukurr Language Centre
Contains several resources for the languages of Ngukurr, especially Kriol and Ngalakgan. With menus and navigation in Kriol.
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Miriwoong [mep] see all Miriwoong
Source: Mirima Council
Website describing the range of activities of the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language Centre, including the Miriwoong Language Nest, language classes, and language documentation and research. See also the Seasonal calendar.
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Source: Mirima Council
Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring’s beautiful and detailed interactive page describing Miriwoong traditional weather knowledge by connecting the calendar to seasons, weather, country, plants and animals. Make sure to watch the video first ("Play movie" button).
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Ndjebbana [djj] see all Ndjebbana
Source: Batchelor Institute/Centre for Australian Languages & Linguistics
A range of materials for Burarra, Ndjébbana, Kuninjku, Gurr-goni, Djinaŋ and other languages of the Maningrida area, including links to dictionaries, wordlists, story books and learning materials - many online. Also see a bibliography (PDF).
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Ngalakan [nig] see all Ngalakan
Source: Nkukurr Language Centre
Contains several resources for the languages of Ngukurr, especially Kriol and Ngalakgan. With menus and navigation in Kriol.
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Source: Ngukurr Language Centre
A variety of downloadable learning resources for Ngalakgan.
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Noongar [nys] see all Noongar
Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Warlpiri [wbp] see all Warlpiri
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: PAW Media/Jason Japaljarri Woods/students from Yuendumu School
An animated story book used as a Warlpiri literacy resource for young children at Yuendumu School.
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Warumungu [wrm] see all Warumungu
Source: Eduardo Avila / Global Voices
The radio program and audio podcast Pinarra Aku created by Kathy Burns and Rosemary Plummer, a teacher and traditional owner, teaches children from the Barkly region about Warumungu language and culture. This page has links to streaming and downloadable audio programs.
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Source: Kathy Burns/RosemaryPlummer/Barkly Regional Arts
Pinarra Aku is a children’s language radio show, teaching Warumungu language. Several language learning episodes together with teaching guides.
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Wemba Wemba [xww] see all Wemba Wemba
Source: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages has produced and distributed a large number of apps for iPhones and iPads catalogued here and which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. These apps contain stories and other learning materials in languages including Gunditjmara, Gunnai/Kurnai, and Wemba Wemba.
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Yan-nhangu [jay] see all Yan-nhangu
Source: Claire Bowern and the Yan-nhaŋu team
A guide for learning Yan-nhaŋu, originally written for a 2010 class on Aboriginal languages at Yale University. Downloadable, with a ‘name your own price’ policy (including free).
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Yawuru [ywr] see all Yawuru
Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Yolngu [aus-x-yoq] see all Yolngu
Source: Michael Christie, Waymamba Gaykamaŋu and David Nathan/CDU
The Gupapuyŋu app is part of the courseware developed for teaching Yolŋu languages and culture at Charles Darwin University. It was first released in 2001 as a CD-ROM based application. Version 3.0 has been completely redesigned, with many usability improvements, and updated to run on the latest Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
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Source: ARDS Aboriginal Resource and Development Services
Online catalogue of publications for purchase for learning Yolngu languages and associated topics such as legal and health dictionaries, and many music titles.
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Source: Charles Darwin University
A unique dictionary that has multiple methods for lookup, including ‘fuzzy spelling’, substring search, English finderlist etc. Many of the entries have audio pronunciation.
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Yugambeh [yub] see all Yugambeh
Source: RNLD
A list of some mobile apps for Indigenous languages, including Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Iwaidja, Nyoongar, Yawuru, and Yugambeh. Most are basic wordlists.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
A series of 16 factsheets to support communities working to revive their "newly living languages, brought from the past into the present and future". Arranged around methods, practice, and principles, topics include dealling with words, everyday language, healing, and linguistics.
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Source: Charles Darwin University and partners
The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages has literature in over 25 languages from across the Northern Territory. This Android and iOS app enables users to download items from the archive, store them, and play them any time.
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