As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland.
This week’s word of the week is ndhan [pronounced n-darn] which is from the Linngithigh language of Cape York meaning ‘messmate bark’. Linngithigh is also known as Lenigniti, Winduwinda, Winda Winda, Adetingiti, Andyinit, etc. The term Winda Winda refers to a creek in the language area which extends between the Archer and Mission Rivers on Western Cape York.
- Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
- Thematic area: Promotion
- Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
- Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
- Area of intervention: Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation