The language spoken by the traditional owners of Coastal Sydney is Dharawal. Dharawal is also the name for the Cabbage Tree Palm, the overarching spirit ancestor (totem) for people that speak the Dharawal language and belong to the Dharawal nation.
How to introduce yourself in Dharawal
Introduce yourself in Dharawal
ngayagang [your name] (my name is_____)
bidiagalgulli nguranhung ngalamanjang (I am standing on Bidiagal clan Country)
gamamaringay dharawal-langa (I am speaking in Dharawal)
You might have spotted a few animals in this area, here are some animals and their Dharawal name. Can you say them?
Download the Dharawal Language and Culture App (www.gujaga.org.au/dharawal-language-app). Capturing Indigenous language and cultural knowledge to be enjoyed for future generations. Or visit the Gujaga Foundation for more information