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Publisher pictures more Indigenous dictionaries

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 26 August 2003


The publisher of the first picture dictionary for a central Australian Aboriginal language says it has received funding for another six books.

IAD Press and the Northern Territory Government launched the central Anmatyerre picture dictionary earlier this year.

IAD's Josie Douglas says the dictionaries will help improve literacy skills among central Australian communities.

She says a total of 13 dictionaries are planned.

"We'll shortly be doing Kaytetye and Warumungu and Ngaanyatjarra, which is the WA, NT language, it crosses both borders," she said.

"Eastern Anmatyerre, Eastern and Central Arrernte, Western Arrernte, Alyawarr, Walpiri, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Pintupi/Luritja and Southern Luritja, as well as the English one."


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