Welcome! The Yugambeh Museum has a range of resources to assist you either in the school environment, home or business. If you are after a resource to learn Yugambeh then our dictionary is a great place to start.
Check out Borobi Resources which includes the series of ‘Learn with Borobi’ to help learn some Yugambeh language.
Looking for a word in Yugambeh?... Download our Yugambeh app from the Apple Store.
Language Lists (pdf copies)
The Yugambeh Museum serves as a Regional Language Centre covering over a dozen languages and dialects within southern Queensland. Below are some word-lists of languages that we service*:
Yugambeh (A typed edition of Allen & Lane's Wordlist)
Gunggari (St. Patrick's School Community Wordlist)
Kalkadoon (Kalkadoon language pictorial dictionary)
Yagara (Eipper Wordlist)
Turrubul (The Language of the Aborigines on the Brisbane River - Ridley)
Say G'Day (A joint project with State Library of Queensland, The Say G'Day list has greetings and salutations in over 140 languages)
Jandai (Curr Wordlist No. 170. Stradbroke and Moreton Islands - Goenpul Tribe, Jandai Language)
The following are from Watson’s “Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland”
*Lists were written in the spelling system of their respective authors or by community standards at the time of production. Aboriginal languages have historically been unwritten, which has resulted in many different spelling systems being used, some based on English or other European languages. These systems may have changed or may change as communities work to revitalise and document their languages - No system is ‘incorrect’, they each capture the nuances of language in their own way.