Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri – Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri

Guest poster Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr. has written a statement in Wiradjuri which expresses how Wiradjuri language is inseparable from the Wiradjuri people.

 

Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri mayiny bu, Wiradjuri ngurambang bu, Wiradjuri buyaa bu, Wiradjuri murunwiginya bu

Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri people, country, law and way of life.

Dhalabinya giiny garrabadhi

Split heart from the body

 Garraba bu giiny bu dhalabagirri

and body and heart will be destroyed.

 

Wiray-dyu Yalmambili

Not for you to teach.

Wiradjuri Yalmambili

Wiradjuri to teach.

Biyambul mayiny yalbiligi

All people to learn.

 

Giiny mabinbili Wiradjuri Mayiny-dhuray

The heart is to stay with Wiradjuri people.

Ngiyawayagunhanha walumarra ngiyanhi Wiradjuri ngiyang

Always, we are the custodians of Wiradjuri language.

 

Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM