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Traditional Knowledge: Dictionaries

Guide to resources for traditional knowledge research

Indigenous Dictionaries

This page provides listings of dictionary and thesaurus resources for both Australian and international indigenous languages. 

Australian Indigenous Language Search - Please note that due to technical and licensing issues, this resource searches a select number of dictionaries and resources only. Please use the dropdown option below to locate a more complete range of individual dictionaries.

General Reference

General Reference

Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity - contains links to dictionaries for languages from Australia, Pacific, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America


The Northern Territory Library (NTL) in conjunction with Groote Eylandt Linguistics, AIRemote Pty Ltd and Disparity Games have developed a flash card language app called NTLanguages - Anindilyakwa . The app comprises 20 everyday words and phrases in Anindilyakwa and English. It was developed by NTL’s i-Stories program from a community need identified by local Groote Eylandt linguists.
This app is available via Apple, Android, Flash or Unity Web Player.