I came across The Daring Book for Girls - Australian Edition in our local library.
I'd seen it around in book shops. You know - great title - textured cover.... but hadn't picked it up.
Anyway - I was having a flick through and was delighted to see quite a few references to Australian Aboriginal culture.
And Woman Explorers, Inventors, Scientists, Olympians - and Queens of the Ancient worlds.
I was relieved that it's not overflowing with recipes for gingerbread men and DIY fairy-wings.
It's varied and informative and re-freshing.
But I'm not here to give book reviews... I just wanted to share something lovely I learned when I was having a wander through.
Yolnu is the language spoken by the people of Arnham Land. And this language has words that English doesn't..... and it's beautiful!
Rinydjirinydjmirri - Place in the distance scarcely visible to through the rain
Barawun - Rays of sunlight before sunrise
Marrawana - To make noise like a sail in the wind
Mul'mulmirriyirri - To be covered by a cloud
Dududu - happy singsong when young people are taught to dance...........
And I especially like this one!
Gumurr-dharrwa - Taking more than one side in an arguement