Wiradjuri is a member of the Wiradjuri group of the Pama-Nyungan
languages. It is spoken by about 1,000 people in the
central southern region of New South Wales of Australia.
In 1981 only three people spoke Wiradjuri and by 2009 no native
speakers remained, however the language has been successfully revived. A
standardised spelling system for the language was approved by the
Wiradjuri Council of Elders in 1988, and there are now a number of
textbooks, grammars, a dictionary and other materials in the language.
Wiradjuri is currently taught at all levels of education
in the towns of Parkes and Forbes in New South Wales, where
about 10% of the people speak the language.
Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.
Information about the Wiradjuri language
Online Wiradjuri lessons
Songs in Wiradjuri
Wiradjuri Language Development Project
How a language transformed a town
Kala Lagaw Ya,
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet