LINGUIST List 31.1313

Thu Apr 09 2020

Books: The Sydney Language: Troy

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 07-Apr-2020
From: Kimberley Chalmers <>
Subject: The Sydney Language: Troy
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Title: The Sydney Language
Published: 2019
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

Book URL:

Author: Jakelin Troy
Electronic: ISBN: 9780855750794 Pages: 120 Price: AUS $ 34.95 Comment: ePub
Electronic: ISBN: 9780855750787 Pages: 120 Price: AUS $ 34.95 Comment: ePDF
Paperback: ISBN: 9781925302868 Pages: 120 Price: AUS $ 34.95

The Sydney Language was written to revive interest the Aboriginal
language of the Sydney district. It makes readily available the
small amount of surviving information from historical records.

Author, Professor Jakelin Troy refers to the language as the
‘Sydney Language’ because there was no name given for the
language in these historical records until late in the nineteenth
century when it was referred to as Dharug.

The language is now called by its many clan names, including
Gadigal in the Sydney city area and Dharug in Western Sydney.
The word for Aboriginal person in this language is ‘yura’, this word
been used to help identify the language, with the most common
spellings being Iyora and Eora.

The Sydney Language is ideal for anyone interested in learning
more about the language and culture of the Aboriginal owners
of what is now called Sydney.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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