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Manyjilyjarra: English Pictorial Dictionary of Landscape Terms

By Clair (R19929) Hill and Andrew Turk


This dictionary was produced as part of the Martu Ngurra Wangka: Martu Landscape Language Project. This project documented and described landscape terms in Manyjilyjarra, a Western Desert language variety spoken by the Martu People of the central Great Sandy Desert region in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Most of the Martu languages belong to the Wati dialect cluster of Australian Aboriginal languages in the Pama-Nyungan family. Languages associated with the Martu cultural group are: Manyjilyjarra, Kartujarra, Kiyajarra, Putijarra, Nyiyaparli, Warnman, Ngulipartu, Kurajarra, Juwaliny, Mangala and Nyangajarra. The three main objectives of the project were to:-document the landscape domain in this endangered language setting;-describe in detail aspects of the form, meaning and use of this language; and-compare these findings cross-linguistically. The project was conducted in collaboration with senior Manyjilyjarra speakers, mostly at Punmu Community and partly at Kunawarritji Community and at 'on-country' locations in Manyjilyjarra and Warnman country

Topics: XXXXXX - Unknown, landscapes, Western Australia, Martu Wangka language, Mandjildjara dialect, dictionaries, Aboriginal Australians
Publisher: Newman, W.A., Western Australia Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:nuws:uws_53570
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