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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Anpernirrentye (un-BURN-erin-ja) is the system of family relationships that is at the heart of the culture of the Arrernte people of Central Australia. This book describes the ways family and culture have connected people to each other, to their land, and to their Dreamings since the time of creation. Because we are related in these ways, we treat each other with respect.

This is the first book to give a step-by-step introduction to the words and ideas in Arrernte ways of talking about family. It will be useful for everyone learning about Arrernte language and culture, for anyone wanting to work in a respectful way with Arrernte people, and anyone wanting to learn about Aboriginal cultures more generally.' (Source: back cover)


  • This work contains ten chapters:

    Chapter 1: Not Just Different Words, But Different Ideas

    Chapter 2: Quick Start

    Chapter 3: How Different Relations Behave Towards Each Other

    Chapter 4: The Arrente Family Tree: Basic Relation Words

    Chapter 5: Building on the Basics

    Chapter 6: Larger Groupings

    Chapter 7: Kin and Skin

    Chapter 8: Relations, Country and Dreamings

    Chapter 9: Everyone is Related

    Chapter 10: Learning More

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Arrernte /Aranda
In Arrernte language with English parrallel text.
    • Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,: IAD Press , 2013 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 128p.
      Description: illus., map
      • Production of this book was supported by the Centrecorp Foundation.
      ISBN: 9781864651300
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