NSW Aboriginal Language Map

LESLEY BUtler

Coffs Harbour, Australia

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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.

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