Koolangkas Kreate is a group that have been dancing together for over six years to contemporary and traditional music. They perform across Western Australia providing cultural awareness at events, schools and in the community, as well as featuring in TV shows, commercials, theatre productions and movies locally and overseas.
The Koolangkas Kreate group are proud to come from one of the oldest living cultures in the world and aim to inspire and captivate audiences wherever they go.
“You will make us so happy when you use our language, that’s why we’re teaching you!’
Here are some simple Nyoongar words to start practicing:
- kaya = hello
- noonook moorditj = how are you?
- wanjoo = welcome
- moort = family
- djurapin = happy
- kaartdijin = knowledge, learn
- Bardan = Spirit (a person’s spirit)
- yongka = kangaroo
- marlee = swan
- nyingarn = echidna
- koorlbardi = magpie
- boodja = country
- beeliar = river
- boorn = wood/tree
- Boorloo = Perth
- Derbarl Yerrigan = Swan River
- Wadjemup = Rottnest Island
This article was written with information from www.noongarculture.org.au