Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words
Wandjoo Noongar boodja – welcome to Noongar Country!
Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is an illustrated book of first Noongar words. Noongar is the language of the Noongar nation and is spoken by 14 different groups across the south-west corner of Western Australia. Written in Noongar and English, this fully illustrated collection of first Noongar words includes family, plants, animals, emotions, colours, numbers and more. The audio pronunciation guide is available now.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘… a great way for little people – and big ones – to learn some Noongar language.’ The West
‘Very young readers will enjoy exploring the pages with an adult, while older children and adults will find this an enticing introduction to the Noongar language. This book would make a wonderful addition for classrooms building a diverse collection.’ Writing WA
‘Noongar Boodja Waangkan is a fun, educational book that will be a valuable resource for any classroom library.’ Little Squirrel Bookshelf
‘The layouts are enticing and easy to follow, thanks to Waigana’s elegant illustrations …’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘This is a wonderful book to share with children and to foster an appreciation and understanding of First Nations languages throughout Australia.’ ReadPlus
‘Waigana’s images have an energy that creates an engaging and humorous tone for a book that could otherwise be a dull list of words.’ Reading Time