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Wuka nyanganunga liYanyuwa liAnthawirriyarra. Language for Us, The Yanyuwa Saltwater People (Paperback)

A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 1

Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Pages: 618
ISBN: 9781925003673
Published: 31st August 2020
Casemate UK Academic

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This Encyclopaedia is a rich, authoritative repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa, the Saltwater people of the coastal and island country near Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia.


Volume 1 will interest linguists and ethnographic researchers. Its chapters cover the Yanyuwa and their country; historical and contemporary recorders and recordings of their language; examples of 35 texts recorded between 1959 and 2013, many extensive and all with wordbyword, polished English translations; over 100 song/poetry texts, many short, but others involving extended song cycles, with translations; 26 Ancestral Dreaming stories, with translations. Appendices cover word games, string games and sign language. This volume includes illustrations, a bibliography and an index.


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