NSW Aboriginal Language Map by LESLEY B

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“Language is our Soul”
Australia New South Wales Aboriginal Language Map, my tribe is the largest in NSW – Waradjuri Tribe…

We are at the moment living in Gumbaynggirr tribal country, Coffs Harbour NSW…

my children are Waradjuri – Bundjalung – Kamilaroi Tribes …

Wiradjuri country extends from the western foothills of the Blue Mountains and Lithgow through Bathurst, Orange, and Dubbo to Nyngan in the far west; in the south it stretched to Albury. Broadly speaking, the Wiradjuri occupied almost the entire length of the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers, as well as 100 km along the Upper Murray.

List of NSW Languages:

Arakwal – Djirringany – Malyangapa – Walbanga – Awabakal – Eora – Marawara – Walgalu – Baanbay – Galibal – Minjungbal – Wandandian -Bandjigali – Gamilaraay – Muruwari – Wandjiwalgu – Baraba Baraba – Garanggaba – Nari Nari – Wangaaybuwan – Barranbinya – Gawambaray – Nawalgu – Wemba Wemba – Bidawal – Geawegal – Ngaku – Wiljali -Bigambul – Githabul – Ngambaa – Wilyagali – Birpai – Gogai – Nganyaywana – Wiradjuri – Bolali – Gujangal – Ngarigo – Wiriyaraay – Bundjalungb – Gumbaynggir – Ngiyampaa – Wonnarua – Danggali – Gundungurra – Ngunawal – Worimi – Darkinung – Gunybaray – Nyangbal – Yaygir – Daruk – Gurungada -Yitha Yitha – Darumbal – Jaitmathang – Thaua – Yu Yu – Dhanggatti – Ku-ring-gai – Wadi Wadi – Yugambal – Dharamba – Kureinji – Wadi Wadi – Yuin – Dharawal – Kurnu – Wadigali – Yuungay – Dhurga – Madhi Madhi – Wailwan -Yuwaalaraay …

Before the arrival of Europeans, at least 70 Aboriginal languages and dialects were spoken in the area now called New South Wales. Now there are only about 20 distinct Aboriginal languages used.

My grandfather taught me how to do Aboriginal dot paintings he instilled tradition and a proudness of my heratidge, My grangmother was waradjuri tribe one of the biggest tribes of New South Wales (Australia), My grandmother decends from the murry’s and roses, she was from the stolen generation… I paint real places in Australia every painting has a story or purpose , MY FAMILY, MY PEOPLE, MY LAND !!!

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  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Wow…so many different languages!

  • Sorry this one is not so accurate as there are some missing, i just realised now… Thanks for taking the time to stop by … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    this is wonderful!!!

  • Thank you so much my beautiful friend … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 2 years ago

    Great map! Good to see it clearly outlined – huge use in our Uni Courses having this as a reference! Thanks for putting it up.

  • Thanks for stopping by my friend, I found the map on the net, but the information I added myself… Your welcome, if I can help in any way with information feel free to ask … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    great work Lesley!

  • Thanks Charmiene, much appreciated … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 2 years ago

    wonderful!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

  • Thank you for taking the time to comment my good friend, nice to hear from you … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

  • moyo
    moyoover 2 years ago

    wow! looks like a very complex matter.

  • I’d have to say for those who arn’t in the know, it would be a complex matter., I have a lot of knowledge and it’s still confusing for me lol … Thanks for stopping by … xox Lesley xox …

    – LESLEY B

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