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Jandai Dictionary

Minjerribah

This dictionary of the Jandai language is from The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia and the Routes by which it Spread itself over that Continent (1883) by Edward M Curr. Edward Micklethwaite Curr’s words were used by the courts to deny the Yorta Yorta people their land rights.

Edward M Curr, one of my ancestors, did assemble several volumes of aboriginal languages. Here is one here, the Jandai language from Minjerribah (Straddie) and Moreton Islands spoken by the Quandamooka people.
See Members of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v Victoria [2002]

Excerpt from The Australian Race by Edward Micklethwaite Curr
No. 170. -STRADBROKE AND MORETON ISLANDS- GOENPUL TRIBE, JANDAI LANGUAGE. BY GEORGE WATHKIN, ESQ.

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