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RESULTS: 4 ITEMS FOR LANGUAGE Woi wurrung

Woi wurrung [wyi]
Source: The Age/Orietta Guerrera
Article (December 7, 2005) about the launch of Aboriginal Children’s Choir, who sang songs in Woiwurrung compsed by Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy.
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Source: Arts Victoria/VACL/Authors
A beautifully-produced collection of stories from Aboriginal authors/storytellers from all regions of Victoria - "the first contemporary compilation of Victorian Aboriginal Creation Stories told by Victorian Aboriginal People, and the first to extensively use languages of origin to tell the stories". The text has authentic and innovative mixing of surviving Aboriginal languages and English. the book also includes (p. 8) the VACL map of Victorian languages.
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Source: Jessica Milner Davis/The Fine Print
See the Endnotes starting p 26 which note that in fact ‘moom’ means “buttocks” or “anus” in various Victorian languages and ‘ba’ is a suffix meaning “at”, “in” or “on”, so that Moomba represents someone’s attempt to render “up your bum” in these languages (source: Barry Blake, 1981. Australian Aboriginal Languages).
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Source: VACL
Thornbury Primary School’s Woiwurrung Language Program teaches prep - grade 2 students and extends to include older classes through the Indigenous Studies program. With the support of key Elders of the Wurundjeri Council, lessons are conducted by Koorie Educator Phil Cooper, Wurundjeri woman Mandy Nicholson (VACL officer and Woiwurrung language specialist), and LOTE teacher Leeann Sartorel. Page includes link to Woi wurrung digital storybooks for iOS.
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