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Mawng to English dictionary

Contributor(s): Language: N64 Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : Aboriginal Studies Press, ©2021Description: x, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cmContent type:
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781925302707
  • 1925302709
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 499.15 23
LOC classification:
  • PL7101.M3 M39 2021
Contents:
1. The Mawng language and people -- 2. How to use this dictionary -- 3. Searching the dictionary -- 4. Mawng dictionary entries explained -- 5. Words that change shape -- 6. Words for family -- 7. Sign language -- 8. Different ways of speaking Mawng -- 9. More on Mawng spelling -- 10. Plant and animal names -- 11. References -- 12. Resources on the Mawng language -- 13. Mawng to English dictionary -- 14. English to Mawng word finder -- 15. Scientific name finder -- 16. Appendices -- App. A. List of skin names, simple kin terms, matrimoiety and totem names -- App. B. List of kinship verbs -- App. C. List of kunteypi terms -- App. D. List of verbs ordered by their root.
Summary: Mawng is a language of western Arnhem Land. It is the main language of Warruwi community and is spoken by all generations. Mawng is associated with the islands Warruwi and Weyirra (North and South Goulburn Islands) and an area of the mainland near the islands. The Mawng Dictionary is the most comprehensive ever published. It contains information about plants and animals, cultural practices, place names, and kinship terms, including tri-relational kunteypi terms. There is an introduction to Mawng with explanations of the spelling system and kinship. It includes many illustrations, an English word finder, and lists of kinship terms, verb roots and scientific names for plants and animals.
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Book East Arnhem Aboriginal Health EA AH 499.15 MAW 2021 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 30820000512082

"Australian Indigenous Languages Dictionary Project, and initiative of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Proudly funded by the Australian Government."--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

1. The Mawng language and people -- 2. How to use this dictionary -- 3. Searching the dictionary -- 4. Mawng dictionary entries explained -- 5. Words that change shape -- 6. Words for family -- 7. Sign language -- 8. Different ways of speaking Mawng -- 9. More on Mawng spelling -- 10. Plant and animal names -- 11. References -- 12. Resources on the Mawng language -- 13. Mawng to English dictionary -- 14. English to Mawng word finder -- 15. Scientific name finder -- 16. Appendices -- App. A. List of skin names, simple kin terms, matrimoiety and totem names -- App. B. List of kinship verbs -- App. C. List of kunteypi terms -- App. D. List of verbs ordered by their root.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully advised that this publication contains names and images of deceased persons and culturally sensitive information.

Mawng is a language of western Arnhem Land. It is the main language of Warruwi community and is spoken by all generations. Mawng is associated with the islands Warruwi and Weyirra (North and South Goulburn Islands) and an area of the mainland near the islands. The Mawng Dictionary is the most comprehensive ever published. It contains information about plants and animals, cultural practices, place names, and kinship terms, including tri-relational kunteypi terms. There is an introduction to Mawng with explanations of the spelling system and kinship. It includes many illustrations, an English word finder, and lists of kinship terms, verb roots and scientific names for plants and animals.

Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.

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Text in Mawng and English.

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