The ‘Say G’day’ wordlist features 80 greetings in over 50 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across Queensland and is drawn from the State Library of Queensland’s wordlists compiled from collection items. This particular list was first compiled for NAIDOC 2014 and featured about 20 languages; however it proved very popular and has been continually expanded in line with community interest.
The Yugambeh Language App is a free download and is available only for iOS devices.
IOS is available for iPads/iPhones on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/yugambeh-app/id1121672412?mt=8This will be a great learning tool to support communities, schools and libraries in language revival activities as well as encouraging everyone to ‘Say g’day’ in an Indigenous language this NAIDOC Week!
Indigenous Languages Coordinator, Queensland Memory.
SLQ Indigenous Languages webpages
References and Further Reading
Allan, J. and Lane, J. (2001) The language of the Wangerriburra and neighbouring groups in the Yugambeh region. Kombumerri Aboriginal Corporation for Culture: Beenleigh. P 499.15 all
Barlow, H. (1865) Harriet Barlow Manuscript. Provides the basis for her work “Aboriginal Vocabularies of Queensland”. OM91-69
Curr, E. M. (1887) The Australian Race: its origins, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. John Ferres Government Printer: Melbourne. RBF 572.994 cur
Holmer, N. (1983) Linguistic Survey of South-Eastern Queensland. Australian National University: Canberra. J 499.15 HOL
MacGillivray, J. (1967) Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake… [Facsimile Edition] J 919.04 M’GI
Meston, A. (undated) Archibald Meston Papers Undated. OM64-17
Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council Aboriginal Corporation (2011) Jandai language dictionary: a dictionary of language spoken on Stradbroke and Moreton Islands based on words remembered by all Elders and recorded by interested visitors to our shores. HKT 499.153 JAN
Watson, F. J. (1944) “Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland”; supplement to the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland), No. 34, Vol XLVIII. REFJ 499.15 wat