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Compiling records on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, AUSTLANG is a comprehensive database for linguists and historians. An interactive map highlights many of these language records, and the full database is available just below. Searchable by "language names," "placenames," or geographical code, the database curates information on a multitude of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. After finding a record of interest, readers can click the "View record" button to find additional information, including: locations, speakers, supplementary research materials, and other details. Additionally, the AUSTLANG database links out to other pertinent databases such as MURA from the AIATSIS catalog, "the world's largest collection dedicated to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories." Readers should note that the AUSTLANG database uses "terms and annotations which reflect the creator's attitude or that of the period in which the item was written [and therefore] may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances." Additional information on the data sources taped for this project is available on the About and Bibliography pages. The database was first released in 2005 and updated in 2018.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 24th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
July 15th, 2020 at 3:36pm
Date Of Record Release
July 16th, 2020 at 10:42am
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