Austlang provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. AUSTLANG can be searched by using the mapping feature, by language name (including a range of spellings); placenames and via the codes if you already know them. Austlang has links to MURA (the AIATSIS catalogue); OZBIB (a curated bibliography about Indigenous Australian languages); and other online resources.
Discover your language by map. The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project aims to preserve and revitalise some of the oldest languages in the world by locating, digitising and providing access to Indigenous word lists, language records and other cultural documents.
The map was developed along with the Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia as part of a research project. The Encyclopedia is available in libraries and contains more detailed information about the groups represented on the map.
The Australian Indigenous Languages Collection at AIATSIS is their main source of research and is continually updated with research outcomes. It now contains over 4300 titles and has been independently found to be of such world significance that it has been placed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
Pathways contains the terms used to describe the items in the AIATSIS Collections. Including, a thesaurus for subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, language groups and people, and place names.
Two-volume encyclopaedia providing extensive information about Aboriginal Australia, before and after European settlement. Entries discuss its people, culture, lifestyles, history and geography and cover major themes and subjects, sub-topics, and individual people and places.
The open access archive contains thousands of authentic texts in Indigenous languages of the Northern Territory, many with English translations and rich illustrations. Many of the resources were produced during the era of bilingual education in the Northern Territory, beginning in the 1970s, and were mostly created by Indigenous people for Indigenous children who spoke an Indigenous language at home.
This picture dictionary is a valuable resource for school children and their teachers, for Warumungu speakers wanting to learn Warumungu literacy, and for anyone wanting to learn about the Warumungu language of Central Australia.