Miriwoong Learning Resources
Our “Let’s Learn Miriwoong” resources help make learning Miriwoong possible for children and adults anywhere; at home, in the car or even out in the most remote parts of Miriwoong country.
MDWg staff work tirelessly to bring the stories, lessons, and wisdom of our ancient language and culture into the modern world. We produce radio shows, write bilingual audio books, record videos and we’ve even created a Miriwoong language app!
Hearing and seeing our language used in new and innovative ways is a great source of pride for our community. New technologies help to make it easier for everybody to start talking Miriwoong!
MDWg has published the Miriwoong Public Dictionary, as well as three bilingual audio-books in 2017.
The Miriwoong Language Nest Team, Elders, and linguists authored ‘Gooloo-gooloob Yarroondayan’, which translates to ‘We are all happy’. Year One students from Kununurra District High School illustrated the book as a part of a Miriwoong Language Nest unit about feelings.
Sylvia Simon wrote and illustrated ‘Jigeng‘, a book about birds that can be found on Miriwoong country.
Julie Bilminga adapted and illustrated a Dreamtime story, ‘Goorrandalng thoon Jalin‘ (The Brolga and the Kangaroo).
- Woorlab yarrenkoo Miriwoong! – Miriwoong Animals 1, Glennis Galbat-Newry
- Woorlab barrenkoonan Miriwoong! – Miriwoong Animals 2, Glennis Galbat-Newry
- Warlayi – Cooking meat in the earth oven, Dwayne Newry
- Jawaleng Gawooleny: Jooroobtha bare berrandawoon-meleng – Miriwoong Body Parts, Dwayne Newry
- Ninggoowoong boorriyang Merndang – Family Book, Dwayne Newry
- Woorrjilwarim – Molly Springs, MDWg (various)
- Woorre-Woorrem – My Community Flying-Fox, Ingrid Ningarmara
- Yangge Yindajgoo! – Ask Me!, MDWg (various)
- Miriwoong Seasonal Calendar, MDWg (various)
We’re proud of the resources that we produce, and believe that they are an important step in helping the community learn Miriwoong.
If you would like to purchase any Miriwoong resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (08) 9169 1029. All money raised from the sale of these books and resources goes into continuing our Miriwoong revitalisation programs.