Wardaman Language Lesson: Birds

 

Learn and practice Wardaman words for their beautiful birds in 3 interactive language lessons courtesy of italk.

Bill's Birds 2     Bill's Birds 3

Bill's Birds 1:  

blue-winged kookaburra gorrgorrman,  diamond dove golordog, peaceful dove golorog, galah girrgilang, bar shouldered dove (pigeon) godjogodjog,  (blue) crested pigeon ganbarlarla, spinifex pigeon garlawarra, willy wagtail jigirrija,  helmeted friarbird (bald faced honey eater) gawurrngari, pied butcher bird jorlborrman, silver-crowned friarbird (crowned honey eater) gerdog, rainbow bee eater jorrerrngman, magpie-lark (peewee) gulirrida, black cockatoo lirragin, sulphur crested white cockatoo menngen, little egret (little crane) jarnarran, brolga (crane) gurdurrgban

Return to Language Lesson: Birds

Bill's Birds 2:

crow wagwag, whistling kite gornbun, brown falcon garrgany, grey falcon barnangga, finch nilngman, northern fantail (little wren) jerrjerrman, nankeen night heron bulagaw, tawny frogmouth (frogface) judiyina, barking owl (log owl) jerregeg, white bellied sea eagle diwana, wedge tailed eagle bulyan, Australian bustard (bush turkey) jegban, channel-billed cuckoo (storm bird) gurragurragban, common koel juwogban, bower bird jorijjorij, bush stone-curlew wiliwuga.
Read More & Resources

Return to Language Lesson: Birds


Bill's Birds 3
:

nankeen night heron bulagaw, darter (cormorant) barragbarrag, emu gumerrinji, long tail pheasant coucal girribug, red wing parrot welejban, silver crowned friarbird gerdog, apostle bird (babbler?) girragirraman, silver crowned friarbird  gerdog.
Read More & Resources

Return to Language Lesson: Birds