Legal Dictionary: Djambarrpuyngu

Legal Dictionary: Djambarrpuyngu


The Legal Dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in Djambarrpuyngu. Available as a PDF.

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This dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in Djambarrpuyŋu (Djambarrpuyngu, a language of northeast Arnhem Land).

This vital resource helps lawyers, police, judges and other legal staff to communicate with Indigenous people who do not speak English as a first language. 

For Indigenous people who know Djambarrpuyŋu, the translations will provide access to legal information that can be difficult to understand in English.

We acknowledge the many people who have had a part in the making of ARDS' dictionaries, most importantly the Aboriginal people who shared their language and culture.

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