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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Gandanguurra : The Language of the Mountain People - and Beyond
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  • This Work includes chapters:

    The language and its major recorders

    The early recorders

    The conflictions in the language

    Local groups

    The word Gandanguurra

    The word Burragorang

    Map of the Gandanguurra territory

    The alphabet (and basic grammar)

    Verbs and pronouns

    Nouns and case marking


    Word building

    Adjectives and adverbs

    Yes and no

    The degrees of comparison


    Aphaeresis and apocope

    Loan words



    Dog and dingo

    The word "gaduumba"

    The word nguurra [camp]

    Place names

    The vagaries of place names in the Blue Mountains

    Gandanguurra and its rivers

    The word for "water" Ngadyuung

    The legend of the origin of water




    Appendix 1: Relationship with Ngunawal &​ Ngarrugu (midang suffix fixing)

    Appendix 2: Midhang map

    Appendix 3: A proposal on the two demonstratives

    Appendix 4: Guulaa (man, fellow, person etc.)

    Appendix 5 (a) End notes (publications)

    Appendix 5 (b) End notes (References)

    Appendix 6: Map of lower Burragorang

    Appendix 7 : Recorders of the Gandaguurra language

    Appendix 8: Gandanguurra word list (1) General (2) Verbs.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Gundungurra , Aboriginal Ngunawal/Ngunnawal , English
    • Glenbrook, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,: Jim Barrett , 2016 .
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      Description: illus., maps, and ports
      • First published 21 April 2016

        Includes bibliography

      ISBN: 9780994513502
Last amended 11 Apr 2017 17:43:23
  • Burragorang Valley, MacArthur area (Camden - Campbelltown), Sydney, New South Wales,
  • New South Wales,
  • Aboriginal Gundungurra language
  • Aboriginal Ngunawal/Ngunnawal language
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