Our word of the week is Comether.
According to the Volume 21 Item 10: William Thomas ‘Wimmera Tribe’ word lists (1859), Comether means “Turkey”. The David R Horton map states Comether is most likely originated from the Jardwadjali 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.