The Bangerang people communicated and shared their language and stories orally. Though different clan dialects were in use, the Bangerang clans were still able to understand one another through a common language.
Language is extremely important for the Bangerang Nation; because we had no written language, traditions were passed down orally. Therefore language is vital to the continuation of our culture.
“If we want our language to continue, it’s got to be relevant and we have to make it relevant” ~ Uncle Sandy Atkinson (Moiraduban Clan, Bangerang Nation)
50 Bangerang Words
Our community has collaborated with the '50 Words' project so you can see and hear a collection of 50 Bangerang words. Follow the link below, in the 'locate language' search box, type in 'Bangerang'. You will then see a map with the word 'Bangerang' in orange - click this and a panel will open to the side with 50 Bangerang words to see and hear.
VACL Language mape. Source: Culture Victoria & VACL.
Copyright: Bangerang Nation Language Circle. Created by Roland Atkinson.