'Vocabulary: Ramindjeri'

This shoebox contains a general vocabulary and a set of cards relating to Tindale's South East of South Australia place names project.

The general vocabulary is relatively well arranged, according to alphabetical order, and is drawn primarily from Heinrich August Eduard Meyer's Vocabulary of the Langauge Spoken by the Aborigines of South Australia, 1843, which Tindale transcribes using his preferred orthographic system. Some entries are referenced to Tindale manuscript materials, with Reuben Walker and, to a lesser extent, Albert Karlowan and Milerum (Clarence Long) figuring as significant contributors. Words from other languages, such as Bunganditj, Erawirung, Marditjali (Victoria), Ngaiawang, Nganguruku, Nukunu, Portaulun and Warki also appear in the vocabulary on colour coded cards.

The cards relating to Tindale's place names project are found at the back of the vocabulary under a separate 'Ramindjeri' header card (4.5 cm). The cards often contain English glosses, Aboriginal etymologies, ethnological, archaeological, cartographic or other data.These data are drawn from a range of published literature and Tindale manuscript sources. Again, Reuben Walker, Albert Karlowan and Milerum are major sources.

Tindale Tribes: Ramindjeri; Bunganditj; Erawirung; Marditjali; Ngaiawang; Nganguruku; Nukunu; Portaulun; Warki.

CreatorDr Norman Barnett Tindale
ControlAA 338/7/1/17
Date Range1931  -  1991
Quantity 16.5cm,   1   shoebox, approx. 27.5 cm of cards
Series AA338/07