About the Ngan'gi website

The information and resources provided on this site are mostly the work of two linguists with long-term interests in Ngan'gi.

Nick Meli Reid is a linguist at the University of New England.   Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart is a community-based linguist and native speaker of Ngan'gi.


Patricia and Nick acknowledge the traditional Ngan’gi speakers of the region for their generous teaching and support of this research.

This project was facilitated by Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation and supported by the Ministry for the Arts through their Indigenous Languages Support programme, the Australian National Data Service's Collection Enhancement Partnership and Intersect Australia.


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