Victorian Aboriginal languages

Listen to Koorie people speaking the names of their own languages.

The maps below show the diversity of languages of Victorian Aboriginal people. Each message stick is located within the Country connected to that language.

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) identifies 38 languages and 11 language families in Victoria. Many of the 38 languages are further divided according to clan groups and their traditional lands, while the 11 language families are grouped according to shared words, grammar and sounds.

You can read an interview with Paul Paton, VACL CEO, about the Victorian languages map.


Bangerang

In the Upper Murray language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Bangerang language
Bangerang. In the Upper Murray language family.

Bangerang external links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Bangerang Cultural Centre


Barababaraba

Also: Barapa Barapa

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Barababaraba language
Barababaraba. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations


Bidwell Maap

Also: Bidawal, Bidhawal

Message stick located within the Country connected to Bidwell Maap language
Bidwell Maap

External links

VACL


Bindjali

Message stick located within the Country connected to Bindjali language
Bindjali

External links

AUSTLANG


Boonwurrung

Also: Boon wurrung, Bunurong

In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Boonwurrung language
Boonwurrung. In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Brabralung

Also: Brabuwooloong

In the Gunaikurnai language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Brabralung language
Brabralung. In the Gunaikurnai language family.

External links

VACL
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation


Braiakaulung

Also: Brayakouloong

Part of the Gunaikurnai language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Braiakaulung language
Braiakaulung. Part of the Gunaikurnai language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation


Brataualung

Also: Bratowooloong

In the Gunaikurnai language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Brataualung language
Brataualung. In the Gunaikurnai language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation


Buandig

Message stick located within the Country connected to Buandig language
Buandig

External links

AUSTLANG


Dhauwurd Wurrung

Also: Dharwurd Wurrong

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Dhauwurd Wurrung language
Dhauwurd Wurrung. In the Gunditjmara language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Dhudhuroa

Message stick located within the Country connected to Dhudhuroa language
Dhudhuroa

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Dja Dja Wurrung

Also: Djadjawurrung, Jaara

In the Western Kulin language family. Spoken by the Jaara people.

Message stick located within the Country connected to Dja Dja Wurrung language
Dja Dja Wurrung. In the Western Kulin language family. Spoken by the Jaara people.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation


Djab Wurrung

Also: Djabwurrung, Tjapwurrong

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Djab Wurrung language
Djab Wurrung. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre


Djadjala

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Djadjala language
Djadjala. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Gadubanud

Message stick located within the Country connected to Gadubanud language
Gadubanud

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Gulidjan

Also: Kolakngat

Message stick located within the Country connected to Gulidjan language
Gulidjan

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Gundungerre

Also: Yaithmathang, Jaithmathang

Message stick located within the Country connected to Gundungerre language
Gundungerre

External links

AUSTLANG


Jabulajabula

Also: Jabula Jabula, Yabula Yabula

In the Upper Murray language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Jabulajabula language
Jabulajabula. In the Upper Murray language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Jardwadjali

Also: Jadawadjali

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Jardwadjali language
Jardwadjali. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Barengi Gadjin Land Council


Jari Jari

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Jari Jari language
Jari Jari. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

AUSTLANG


Kee Woorroong

Also: Gai wurrung, Kee Wurrong

In the Gunditjamara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Kee Woorroong language
Kee Woorroong. In the Gunditjamara language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation


Keerray Woorroong

Also: Girai Wurrung, Kirrae Wurrung

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Keerray Woorroong language
Keerray Woorroong. In the Gunditjmara language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation


Koornkopanoot

Also: Koornkopanut

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Koornkopanoot language
Koornkopanoot. In the Gunditjmara language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Krauatungulung

Also: Krowathunkooloong

In the Gunaikurnai language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Krauatungulung language
Krauatungulung. In the Gunaikurnai language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation


Ladji Ladji

Also: Latje Latje

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Ladji Ladji language
Ladji Ladji. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

AUSTLANG


Mogullumbidj

Also: Mitjambuta, Mogullumbidg

Message stick located within the Country connected to Mogullumbidj language
Mogullumbidj

External links

VACL


Mutti Mutti

Also: Mutthi Mutthi, Madhi Madhi

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Mutti Mutti language
Mutti Mutti. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

AUSTLANG


Ngargad

Message stick located within the Country connected to Ngargad language
Ngargad

External links

AUSTLANG


Ngarigu

Also: Monaro, Monero, Ngarigo

In the Yuin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Ngarigu language
Ngarigu. In the Yuin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Ngindadj

Also: Yuyu

In the Upper Murray language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Ngindadj language
Ngindadj. In the Upper Murray language family.

External links

AUSTLANG


Peek Woorroong

Also: Bi:gwurrung, Peek Wurrong

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Peek Woorroong language
Peek Woorroong. In the Gunditjmara language family.

External links

AUSTLANG
VACL


Tati Tati

Also: Dadi Dadi

In the Upper Murray language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Tati Tati language
Tati Tati. In the Upper Murray language family.

External links

AUSTLANG


Tatungalung

Also: Tatungoloong

In the Gunaikurnai language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Tatungalung language
Tatungalung. In the Gunaikurnai language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation


Taungurung

Also: Daung Wurrung, Daungurung, Taun wurrung, Taunwurrung, Taunerung, Thagungwurrung

In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Taungurung language
Taungurung. In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Thawa

Message stick located within the Country connected to Thawa language
Thawa

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Tyakoort Woorroong

Also: Djargurdwurrung, Djargurd Wurrong

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Tyakoort Woorroong language
Tyakoort Woorroong. In the Gunditjmara language family.


Wadi Wadi

Also: Watti Watti

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wadi Wadi language
Wadi Wadi. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Wathaurong

Also: Wathaurung, Watha wurrung

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wathaurong language
Wathaurong

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative


Waywurru

Also: Pallanganmiddang, Waveroo

Message stick located within the Country connected to Waywurru language
Waywurru

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Weki Weki

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Weki Weki language
Weki Weki. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Wemba Wemba

Also: Wamba Wamba

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wemba Wemba language
Wemba Wemba. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Wergaia

Also: Wertigkia

In the Western Kulin language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wergaia language
Wergaia. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG
Barengi Gadjin Land Council


Woi wurrung

In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family. Spoken by the Wurundjeri people.

Message stick located within the Country connected to Woi wurrung language
Woi wurrung. In the Eastern or Central Kulin language family. Spoken by the Wurundjeri people.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Wooloowoorroong

Also: Wulluwurrung

In the Gunditjmara language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wooloowoorroong language
Wooloowoorroong. In the Gunditjmara language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Wotjobaluk

Also: Wudjubaluk

In the Western Kulin language family.

Message stick located within the Country connected to Wotjobaluk language
Wotjobaluk. In the Western Kulin language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG


Yorta Yorta

In the Upper Murray language family

Message stick located within the Country connected to Yorta Yorta language
Yorta Yorta. In the Upper Murray language family.

External links

VACL
AUSTLANG

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