Western Kulin

Weki Weki

The Yirruk-Tinnor Gunnai / Kŭrnai Language Program has been running for approximately 20 years and over that time it has had an enourmous amount of success in regaining the Gunnai Language of Gippsland. The aims of the program are: To teach, research and document the Gunnai Language and cultural history of Gippsland. In consultation with […]

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Wadi Wadi

According to Clark (1990:404), Dixon (working Papers) has suggested that Wadiwadi was divided into two dialects, ‘Piangil’ and ‘non-Piangil’. Biangil however is not included in Dixon (2002), and Tindale says that Biangil is a place name. Alternate names/spellings: Biangil, Dacournditch, Wathiwathi, Wattewatte, Watthiwatthi, Watty-watty, Withaija, Woani, Wohdi Wohdi, Woonyi, Wotti-wotti

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Jagwadjali / Jardwadjali / Jarijari / Jupagalk

The Jardwadjali (pronounced Yard-wa-jali) people lived in the northern and western Gariwerd ranges, and on the Wimmera Plains to the west. The Jardwadjali language shares 90 percent common vocabulary with Djab wurrung. Sub-dialects include Jagwadjali, Mardidjali, and Nundadjali. The Jardwadjali people have lived in the area for up to 30,000 to 40,000 years, certainly with evidence of occupation

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Wergaia is a language group in the Wimmera region of north-Western. 20 clans made up the Wergaia language, which consisted of four distinct dialects: Wudjubalug/Wotjobaluk; Djadjala/Djadjali; Buibadjali; Biwadjali.  Before European settlement in the nineteenth century, the Wergaia-occupied the area that included Lake Hindmarsh, Lake Albacutya, Pine Plains Lake, Lake Werringrin, Lake Corong, Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Dimboola, Ouyen, Yanac, Hattah Lakes and the Wimmera River.

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