A conversation in Bundjalung

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Description Mother Tongue series: A conversation in Bundjalung.

Watch the video, test your language skills and learn a bit of the mother tongue of some of the NSW north coast Aboriginal peoples.

Check how you went. Here's the translation.

Bianca: Hello
Dean: Hello
Bianca: Are you well?
Dean: I am good. Are you well?
Bianca: No, cold
Dean: Yes cold. What's your name?
Bianca: My name Bianca.
Dean: My name Dean. Where you from?
Bianca: Where from? Grafton
Dean: Grafton! Good very, I am from Grafton
Bianca: I am Bundjalung woman
Dean: Bundjalung!? I am Bundjalung man
Bianca: Yes brother!
Dean: Sister! Good very!
Bianca: Good very! I am mother, two children, boy and baby girl
Dean: Yes, I am father, two children, boy and girl
Bianca: Yes, good very
Dean: Yes, I am going now
Bianca: See you later
Dean: See you later

Bianca and Dean are from the ‪Wahlabul‬ clan of the ‪Clarence River valley‬.

Their vision is to become fluent speakers in their mother tongue and teach the next generation to be proud to practice their culture and speak their language.

Produced by Catherine Marciniak

This video was originally contributed to the ABC Open Mother Tongue project, which invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to share a story about their mother tongue.

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