20 Dunghutti words with English translation. Great for personal use, or for in schools or early learning environments, as a way to include Indigenous language into teachings.
The Dunghutti (also spelt Dhanggati) people belong to the Macleay Valley area of New South Wales. They are a proud First Nations people with a rich cultural heritage. Much work is being done to both preserve and revitalize the Dunghutti language.
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"As Aboriginal people, we have unique and distinct languages and they play such an important role in the transmission and maintenance of our cultures.
My family are Dunghutti and we come from NSW, around Bellbrook, Kempsey, SW Rocks way, and although my immediate family and I are not fortunate enough to speak our language, we are lucky enough to have a Dunghutti dictionary, which we are using to help us reintegrate Dunghutti words into our everyday lives. As an example, my Mum opens many of her emails these days with the term Marrung barrang… good morning!
Baluwa, is the Dunghutti word for Grandmother. My own great grandmother (my Pop’s mum), all my cousins and I called her Balu.
2019 is International year of Indigenous Languages and we can all do our part! Learn who your local people are, and what some local words are. Let’s work together to protect this important and sacred part of our culture."
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