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Mawng Dictionary Project

Mawng Dictionary Project

Language: Mawng, Maung [mph]

Depositor: Ruth Singer

Location: Australia

Summary of deposit

The data comes from a fieldtrip which was focussed on checking dictionary definitions of triangular kinship terms and on collecting names for flora and fauna and associated knowledge. The deposit also includes audio recordings of myths and stories about traditional customs.

Group represented

Mawng speakers, people living on Warruwi, Goulburn Island. Small amount of Iwaidja language used.

Deposit history

This collection also includes video recordings made by Elizabeth Langslow as part of a community video project.


Acknowledgement must be made of who recorded, transcribed, translated and analysed the material (Ruth Singer and/or Nita Garidjalalug in most cases) and the speakers. Metadata for each file will need to be checked to find out who the relevant people to acknowledge are.
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