Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics


This project from the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages aims to provide fifty words in as many Indigenous languages as they can reach across Australia. The map is intended to be a useful resource offering schools and educational organisations an opportunity to hear Indigenous languages and to learn 50 words in their local languages, and for the general public to discover the diversity of languages around Australia.

For the best experience, the map should be viewed on a computer or tablet.

L image: taken from the 50-words site; R image: Fiona Gibson, Warlpiri woman, and Ange Harrison using the 50-words site, taken by Jenny Green.

Notes from the IAD Translation Seminar September 1998 Steve Swartz

Click here for Steve Swartz' seminar notes on translation which provide information and language translation exercises to help people when translating between Australian Indigenous languages and English.