Word of the Week - Be-ral-lee

Our word of the week is Be-ral-lee.

According to 'The Warkon tribal dialects - L.R. Schwennesen. Vocabulary of aboriginal dialects of Queensland by Harriott Barlow’ (no date), Be-ral-lee means “child”.

In the David R Horton map the word Be-ral-lee is most likely originated from the Yuwaalaraay 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.