Was just wondering if anyone knows how to say 'hello' or 'how are you' in any of the Australian Aboriginal languages?
There's a word in Aboriginal (donno which particular language) but it's called Winangali and it means to hear, to listen, to know and to remember. When I first heard it, it reminded me of Islam.
Sami3na wa ata3na - hearing and obeying (obeying means you actually listened).
To know - Islam tells us to seek knowledge.
To remember - Dhikr, remembering Allah.
Winangali is one Aboriginal word I won't forget.
Purpose of this thread I guess is just to share interesting facts and learn more about the abORIGINALS of this land (for a long time I didn't know nothin but that they once inhabited Australia).
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10-Oct-2010 11:35 PMاللهم أرنا الحق حقا وأرزقنا اتباعه وأرنا الباطل باطلا وأرزقنا اجتنابه
10-Oct-2010 11:37 PM
The Kulin nation refers to the alliance of the 5 Aboriginal tribes that lived in this state of Victoriaاللهم أرنا الحق حقا وأرزقنا اتباعه وأرنا الباطل باطلا وأرزقنا اجتنابه
11-Oct-2010 02:20 AM
I lived with Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land for 18 years.. loved it masha'Allah. They are called Yolngu there. (yolngu means people). Yolngu matha is the general word for Aboriginal languages. I was adopted into the Djambarrapunyngu tribe and given an aboriginal name.. I also had a special designation in the community.. galikali. People called me that or "yapa" meaning sister ..rather than my name. Men are called "wawa "meaning brothers.
They practice segregation there between male and females . and the word for hello in their language is Nhamirr nhe which translated means "what condition you". the reply is either "manymak" meaning good or "yaka manymak" meaning not good.
Their world view is divided into halves. meaning all people and everything in existance is one of those two halves.. and called either dhuwa or yirritja. I was dhuwa. The yirritja clans have the azhan as part of one of their death ceremonies .. maybe a response to the macassins from Indonesia who came and fished for trepang (sea cucumber) off the Arnhem Land coast for many years. They introduced Islam to the indigenous people up there and a year or two before my reversion.. an old man told me and a group of people at the Darwin Festival.. that it was the Muslims who bought the knowledge of God to the Yolngu people.. not the Christians.
It was in Arnhem Land in 2006 that I embraced Islam.. so it will always be significant to me Al Hamdulilllah
I have many amazing memories from my years up there.. masha'Allah
Lovely thread sis!!Allah is sufficient for us and He is the best Disposer of Affairs..
11-Oct-2010 07:34 AM
were u there to convert the aboriginals or ...?
its amazing the plans we have and make for ourselves in life and the direction Allah chooses to send us walilllahi hamd.
11-Oct-2010 07:51 AM
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