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Torres Strait Clusters. Eastern, Near Western, Central, Top Western and Inner Island Cluster Groups. Welcome. Language Samples Basic History of Torres Strait Islands. All Languages and Dialects of Zenadth Kes. There are 2 traditional languages in the Torres Strait:

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Torres strait clusters

Torres Strait Clusters

Eastern, Near Western, Central, Top Western and Inner Island Cluster Groups


Welcome
Welcome

  • Language Samples

  • Basic History of Torres Strait Islands


All languages and dialects of zenadth kes
All Languages and Dialects of Zenadth Kes

  • There are 2 traditional languages in the Torres Strait:

  • Kala Lagaw Ya TL of Western and Central Islands (shown in bright red region)

  • Meriam Mir TL of Eastern Islands (shown in dark green region)

  • Kala Lagaw Ya has four dialects – Kalaw Kawaw Ya, Mabuyag, Kawrareg and Kulkalgaw ya

  • Meriam Mir four dialects – Erub Mir and Mer Mir


Torres strait clusters

Torres Strait Clusters

http://www.gabtitui.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=12


Near western islands cluster maluilgal
Near Western Islands Cluster - Maluilgal

  • Badu (Mulgrave)

  • Moa (Banks,

    St.Paul, St. Pol,

    Kubin)

  • Mabuyag (Jervis)

  • Nagir

  • Dialect of KLY

    Language:

    Mabuyag

    Status: 1500

    speakers


Top western islands cluster guda maluilgal
Top Western Islands Cluster – Guda Maluilgal

  • Saibai (Kadhego)

  • Boigu (Malu Kiyay,

    Talbot Island)

  • Dauan

    (Mt. Cornwallis)

    Dialect of KLY

    Language:

    Kalaw Kawaw Ya

    Status: 1500 speakers


Inner islands cluster kaiwalagal
Inner Islands Cluster - Kaiwalagal

  • Kirriri (Hammond)

  • Muralag (Prince of

    Wales)

  • Waybeni (T.I)

  • Narupay (Horn)

  • Gialag (Goode)

  • Palilag (Friday)

    Dialect of KLY Language:

    Kawrareg

    (also at Kubinin Moa,

    NW ) Status: 1500 speakers


Central island cluster kulka lgal
Central Island Cluster - Kulkalgal

  • Poruma

  • Iama

  • Masig

  • Warraber

    Dialect of KLY

    Language:

    KulkalgawYa

    Status: 3 dormant


Eastern islands cluster kemer kemer meriam
Eastern Islands Cluster – Kemer Kemer Meriam

  • Mer (Murray)

  • Erub (Darnley)

  • Ugar (Stephen)

  • Language:

    Meriam Mir

    (Ugar, Mer

    and Erub)

    Status: 900


Eastern cluster kemer kemer meriam
Eastern Cluster – Kemer Kemer Meriam

Dialects of MM Language:

  • Erub Mir: Dialect

    of Erub andUgar(200)

  • Mer Mir: Dialect(700)

    of Mer, Waierand

    Dauar

Inset of Mer, Dauar and Waier below.


What is happening to combat the loss of traditional languages
What is Happening to Combat the Loss of Traditional Languages?

  • Tagai State College’s Language and Culture Classes

  • Community Classes

  • Traditional Practices


Eso and enjoy
Eso and Enjoy Languages?