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Word of the Week - Batadee

Our word of the week is Batadee.

According to the Mrs. David Milson Kamilaroi vocabulary and Aboriginal songs (1840), Batadee means “Father”. The word Batadee most likely originated from the Gamilaraay/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi language language group.



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It is important to note that these records were written in most cases about Aboriginal languages by non - Aboriginal people. For this reason, the written words may not accurately reflect the ways in which an oral language was spoken and transmitted.