Aboriginal Language Resources

On this page, you’ll find a number of links to posts, downloadable resources, external sites and apps which will help people interested in learning to speak (Australian) Aboriginal languages.

Posts on AnthroYogini about Aboriginal Language Learning:

The ‘how-to’ series:

Downloadable Resources from AnthroYogini:

Other Useful Blogs or Posts:

This is a non-exhaustive collection of posts or blogs dedicated to Australian Aboriginal languages in no particular order:

If you know of another blog or blog post written by a Australianist linguist or language learner, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Aboriginal Language Resources Online:

The resources listed below are NOT aimed at scholars/linguists, but people who are learning language. The selection focuses on audio/video/text/apps for Aboriginal languages:

  • Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (LOTS of school primers and simple texts for Northern Territory languages)
  • ItalkLibrary – A treasure trove of video/audio clips in NT Aboriginal languages
  • IAD Bookshop THE bookshop for Aboriginal language learners’ guides and dictionaries
  • AUSIL – Publish dictionaries and lots of free downloadable papers on Aboriginal languages (and their shop in Alice Springs – The Bible Place– is the BEST place to find out of print language guides & dictionaries)
  • Ninti.Ngapartji.org – Online Pitjantjatjara language and cultural lessons
  • UNI SA’s Pitjantjatjara Summer Language school
  • Indigitube – LOTS of language clips and a few Pitjantjatjara lessons
  • Warlpiri classesLearn Warlpiri online (*pronounced Wail-BRI not waRRRRRL-peaRRRRR-ey as I’ve heard Americans massacre it!). Lessons and resources – highly recommended
  • PAW Media – Warlpiri radio and video clips streamed online

If you know of any other fabulous resources for language learners – especially audio or video online, please let me know in the comments below.


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