Djuyalgu Wakulda is a local Gathang Language governance group in the Northern Birrbay region (Greater Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope areas of NSW). The Gathang Language is spoken by the Birrbay, Warrimay and Guringay People.
This website provides a platform for Gathang speaking Peoples and the wider public to access Gathang Language information, resources, events, and networks.
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Artwork Titled Djirangga guyinggubaga – On the wings of birds by Birrbay Warrimay Artist Kate Fuller ©
The Language is spoken between the Wilson River (north of Port Macquarie, including the hinterland, as far as the Falls Country) and Port Stephens in the south, and as far west as Maitland, Paterson and Gloucester.
Alternative spellings include: Bahree, Cottong, Gadang, Gadhang, Guttahn, Karrapath, Carapath, Katanga, Kathang, Kattang, Katthung, Kittang, Kutthack, Kutthung, Watthung, Molo, Port Stephens tribe, Warimi, Warramie, Warrimee, Watthungk, Wattung, Worimi, Warrangine, Wannungine, Buraigal, Gamipingal, Maiangal, Garuagal, Gooreeggai, Goreenggai, Gourenggai, Gingai, Gooreenggai, Gringai, Birripai, Bripi, Biripai etc.
Based on map designed by Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative

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3 weeks ago

Djuyalgu Wakulda
We are incredibly proud of our young Gathang Champion @Tianna Graham supported by First Languages Australia to attend PULiiMA Indigenous Language & Technology Conference. You make our Gathang Community very proud in pursuing a languages journey! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Djuyalgu Wakulda
Some of our members are at the PULiiMA Indigenous Language & Technology Conference! Be sure to catch Lori-ann Mckinnon Rhonda Radley Gulwanyangguba Djuyal Waalinbang Jazlie Davis & Arly Gili Mehan among workshops, presentations and plenaries. Shout out to the Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative team and Gathang Garuwaga and Nicole Smede who are also raising the profile of Gathang! ... See MoreSee Less
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