Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New England's Aboriginal languages - a note

In my post on Bill Hoddinott I provided an initial list of New England's aboriginal languages based on Bill's records. I have now found more information.

The AusAnthrop site provides a valuable entry point for information about Australia's aborigines in general. It includes a tribal data base that allows you to search by state and language group.

One of the problems, one that I was aware of before, is the great variety in spelling and in overlapping geographic distributions. This means that while I can use the data base to generate information, I am also going to make some mistakes. When I come to put material together, I will try to draw out any conflicts and overlaps.

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