Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language Names for Libraries. PDF Print E-mail

We are working on a project called "Straight Talk; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Thesaurus" which aims to make libraries more accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Part of this project involves making libraries better informed about the names of Australian languages.

We would like to find out what names community members use for their languages. You are invited to put forward your community's preferred language name and spelling.


We would appreciate if you could write this information in the space below and send it, by 30th April, to

Alana Garwood ALIA
GPO BOX E441
Queen Victoria Terrace ACT 2601
or fax to 06 282 2249 or
email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community's preferred language name   
Community name   
Town or Location   
Your name   
Any further information you wish to supply   

Thank you Alanda Garwood & Dave Nathan.