$80.00 inc. GST
A dictionary of language spoken by the Goenpul, Ngugi and Noonuccal First Nations People of the Quandamooka Region which includes Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and the surrounding areas.
The Jandai Language Dictionary is a comprehensive resource developed by Minjerrribah Moorgumpin Elders in Council with the assistance of a professional Linguist.
It was first published in 2011 and is based on words remembered by all Elders and recorded by interested visitors to our shores.
The Dictionary is 125 pages and is written as a community publication, making it easy for everyone to use. It incorporates instructions on how to use the Dictionary, a pronunciation guide, a Jandi to English translation section and an English to Jandai translation section.
Over the years, Traditional Owner decedents of the Quandamooka Region, have striven to revive our traditional languages i.e.: Jandai (Minjerribah) Guwar (Moorgumpin) and Moongar.
The First Nations People of Minjerribah and Moorgumpin are endeavoring to retrieve, record and revive language, and to preserve culture and heritage for future generations, as First Nations Aboriginal culture is the world’s oldest living culture.
It is important to remember that First Nations languages were oral spoken languages, not written languages. Hence many written spelling variations exist in historical records. Minjerrribah Moorgumpin Elders in Council prefer that everyone use the pre-dominate spelling contained within this Jandai Language Dictionary.
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