Aboriginal languages | Kakadu National Park

Language Audio Files

Listen to our language audio files to hear the aboriginal spoken word.

 

Ad bininj arringeibun gunj - We Aboriginal people call Kangaroo 'gunj'

Are awurlebme - I'm going to swim

Aye amarnebolkdjare Ubirr -  I like that place Ubirr

Anang mulil ginga nawern -  I saw many crocodiles, lots of them.

Aye Cooinda are - I am going to Cooinda

Aye djenj ngare - I am going fishing

Aye gunbolk ngarduk Ngurrngurrudjba - My country is Yellow Waters

Aye gure ngayo town camp - I live at town camp. (or substitute another place name for "town camp")

Ayedgah arrire arriyo - Where can we go camping?

Ayedgah yire - Where are you going?

Banggerreng - Late wet season

Bobo - Goodbye

Bolkgime yekke - It's the cool dry season now.

Galuk yimdurndeng Kakadu

Gubehne gunyed adberre arrigukbulerri - This land belongs to us Aboriginal people.

Gudjeuk - Middle wet season

Gunumeleng - First rains season.

Gurrung - Build-up late dry season.

Ngaye Manabadduma gure ngayo

Ngudda yiwokdi Gundjeihmi - Do you speak Gundjeihmi?

Udda ayedgah yimdolkgang - Where are you from?

Udda balanda ngurringeibun fish - You English speakers use the word 'fish' but we Aboriginal people say 'djenj'.

Udda Balanda wurringeibun kangaroo - You English speakers use the word 'kangaroo' but we Aboriginal people say 'gunj'.

Walakgih - A little bit

Wudda baleh yiyo - Where are you staying?

Wudda gamak - How are you? (literally: Are you well?)

Yekke - Cool dry season.

Yibolkmarnedjare gubehne guwadda - Do you like this country here?

Wurrgeng - Cold dry season when burning takes place.

Yiddok yinang ginga - Did you see any crocodiles?

Yo gamak - Yes, I'm fine.