Word lists

These pages include a number of word lists on various topics to support communities in their work to revive, document and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The language content is drawn from a range of historical texts found in State Library of Queensland's collections.

Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are oral languages that have only been written since European settlement; there may be several variations in spelling and pronunciation.

Say G'day in an Indigenous Language

State Library would like to encourage Queenslanders to say "g'day" in their local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language....

Brisbane animal words

Translations of Brisbane animal words into Yugara, Yugarabul, Yugambeh and Turubul languages....

Body parts

Word lists for body parts in a number of Indigenous languages...

Yugara everyday words

List of everyday words in the Yugara language...

Indigenous numbers

A word list of numbers in more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects...

Aboriginal loanwords in English

A resource guide providing a snapshot of some loanwords from Aboriginal languages that are commonly used in English...

Torres Strait Everyday Words

A selection of everyday words for the two languages of the Torres Strait and Torres Strait Creole...

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