Gamilaraay language resources – Language Links Database
The Gamilaraay or Kamilaroi – language is a Pama–Nyungan language of the Wiradhuric subgroup found mostly in south-east Australia. It was the traditional language of the Kamilaroi people, but is now moribund—according to Ethnologue, there were only 35 speakers left in 2006, all mixing Gamilaraay and English. However, there are thousands of people of mixed descent both within the native populations as well as immigrant populations, who identify themselves as Kamilaroi. Kamilaroi is also taught in some Australian schools.
More information: Wikipedia
Native speakers: 35 speak mixed Gamilaraay–English (2006 census)
Region: Central northern New South Wales
Kamilaroi Grammar and Pronunciation
Digitized Grammar Books
- Archive.org Kamilaroi, Dippil, and Turrubul: languages spoken by Australian aborigines (1866). Includes vocabulary and full grammar.
- Archive.org Kamilaroi Tribe of Australians and Their Dialect, in a Letter to Dr. Hodgkin (January 1, 1856). Some Vocabulary can be found in this letter.
Kamilaroi Reading Materials
- Gutenberg Gurre Kamilaroi, or, Kamilaroi Sayings (in English and Kamilaroi) by William Ridley (1856)
Kamilaroi Listening and Video Resources
TV / VIDEO / MOVIES
- YouTube - A Simple Lesson