What is the language of the Wurundjeri speak?
Woi wurrung language
The Wurundjeri mainly spoke Woi wurrung language, but also spoke other languages of their nation.
What are the 5 groups that make up the Kulin Nation?
The Kulin Nation consists of the five language groups who are the traditional owners and lived in the Port Phillip region:
- Boonwurrung (Boon-wur-rung)
- Dja Dja Wurrung (Jar-Jar-Wur-rung)
- Taungurung (Tung-ger-rung)
- Wathaurung (Wath-er-rung)
- Woiwurrung (Woy-wur-rung), commonly known as Wurundjeri.
What does Wurundjeri mean in English?
The Wurundjeri People take their name from the Woiwurrung language word ‘ wurun ‘ meaning the Manna Gum ( Eucalyptus viminalis ) which is common along ‘ Birrarung ‘ (Yarra River), and ‘ djeri ‘, the grub which is found in or near the tree.
What are the beliefs of the Wurundjeri people?
The Wurundjeri people believe that ancestral spirits created the world at the beginning of time during a period called The Dreamtime. Dreamtime Stories have been passed through generations of Aboriginal people, and tell of the creation of country and the shaping of moral, cultural and spiritual law.
How do the wurundjeri people say hello?
Wominjeka means Hello/Welcome in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin Nation – the traditional owners of Melbourne. Yumalundi means Hello in the Ngunnawal language.
What nation are the wurundjeri people?
The Wurundjeri are an Aboriginal Australian nation of the Woiwurrung language group, in the Kulin nation. They occupied the Birrarung (Yarra River) Valley before British settlement of the area, around the present location of Melbourne, and were called the Yarra tribe by the settlers.
How do you say hello in Boonwurrung language?
Yumalundi means Hello in the Ngunnawal language.
What happened to wurundjeri people?
The settlement and development of Melbourne impacted heavily on the Wurundjeri. Dispossession of land, dislocation, frontier clashes and introduced diseases led to a dramatic decline in the population.
What’s the difference between Wurundjeri and Woiwurrung?
The Wurundjeri are an Aboriginal Australian nation of the Woiwurrung language group, in the Kulin nation. The Wurundjeri are one of several sub-groups or clans of Woiwurrung people who traditionally occupied some of the territory now the site of the city of Melbourne.