Wiradjuri language

language
name=Wiradjuri
nativename=Wirraaydhuurray
Wirraayjuurray
familycolor=Australian
region=New South Wales
speakers=3 (1981)
fam1=Pama-Nyungan
fam2=Wiradhuric
iso2=aus
iso3=wrh

Wiradjuri (many other spellings; see Wiradjuri) is a Pama-Nyungan language of the Wiradhuric subgroup. It was the traditional language of the Wiradhuri people of Australia, but is no longer in general use.Wiradjuri LanguageWiradjuri language
*ANIMALS:
*Butterfly: Budyabudya,
*Cockatoo: Guwariyan,
*Dingo: Yugay,
*Emu: Dinawan,
*Frog: Gulaangga,
*Kangaroo: Wambuwany,
*Koala: Burrandhang,
*Kookaburra: Gugubarra,
*Magpie: Garuu,
*Owl: Ngugug,
*Platypus: Biladurang,
*Possum: Budharng,
*Snake: Gadi,
*Sugar Glider: Gindaany,
*Swan: Dhundhu,
*Wombat Wambad,
*NUMBERS:
*Two: Bula,
*VERBS:
*Dancing: Waganha,
*Digging: Wangarra,
*Laughing: Gindanha,
*Swimming: Bambinya,
*Body Parts:
*Hands: Murra

References

*cite book |last=Günther |first=James |authorlink=James Günther |year=1892 |chapter=Grammar and Vocabulary of the Aboriginal dialect called Wirradhuri |editor=Fraser, John |title=An Australian Language |pages=56–120 of appendix |location=Sydney |publisher=Government printer
*cite book |last=Hale |first=Horatio |authorlink=Horatio Hale |year=1846 |chapter=The languages of Australia |title=Ethnography and philology |others=Vol VI of "Reports of the United States Exploring Expedition, under the command of Charles Wilkes" |pages=457–531 |location=New York |publisher=Lea and Blanchard
*cite book |last=Hosking |first=Dianne |authorlink=Dianne Hosking |coauthors=McNicol, Sally |year=1993 |title=Wiradjuri |publisher=Panther Publishing
*cite journal |last=Mathews |first=R. H. |authorlink=R. H. Mathews |month=Jul.–Dec. |year=1904 |title=The Wiradyuri and Other Languages of New South Wales |journal=The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland |volume=34 |pages=284–305 |doi=10.2307/2843103
*cite book |last=McNicol |first=Sally |authorlink=SallyMcNicol |coauthors=Hosking, Dianne |year=1994 |chapter=Wiradjuri |editor=Nick Thieberger, William McGregor |title=Macquarie Aboriginal Words |location=Sydney |publisher=Macquarie Library |pages=79–99Goanna (Googar)

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=wrh Ethnologue report for Wiradhuri]
* [http://rosella.apana.org.au/~jtr/wirad.html Wiradjuri language materials]
* [http://rosella.apana.org.au/~jtr/profile.html profiles of Grant and Rudder]
* [http://www.peterandren.com/wiradjuri.php Peter Andren MP with material on the Wiradjuri]


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