Ledji-Ledji language

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Ladji Ladji
Region New South Wales, Victoria
Ethnicity Aboriginial Australians
Native speakers
  • Kulinic
    • Wemba-Wemba[2]
      • Madhi–Ladji–Wadi
        • Ladji Ladji
Language codes
ISO 639-3 llj
Glottolog None

Ladji Ladji (Ledji-Ledji) is a moribundAustralian Aboriginal language once widely spoken in New South Wales and Victoria by the Latjilatji (or Ladji Ladji) people.

Ladji Ladji is part of the Kulin branch of the Pama–Nyungan family of languages, which were spoken by the majority of Australian Aborigines before Australia's colonisation by the British Empire.

The Ladji Ladji[4] lived on the Murray River at Mildura Victoria. White settlement of Mildura occurred in 1847 and in 1855, the Church of England Society[vague] founded the Old Pooncarie Mission located eight kilometres west of Pooncarie Township on the Darling River.


  1. ^ "Australian Indigenous Languages Database - Ladji Ladji". AUSTLANG. Retrieved June 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development: v. 1 (Cambridge Language Surveys). Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1
  3. ^ Ladji Ladji at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ Indigenous Heritage Murray Darling Association (2015).