Angkentye Mwerre Central and Eastern Arrernte Bible / Imitation Leather / Australian Aboriginal Language

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Angkentye Mwerre Central and Eastern Arrernte Bible / Imitation Leather / Australian Aboriginal Language

ISBN: 9780647519592 / 978-0647519592   

300 Copies printed in 2016


"Angkentye Mwerre, 'Good News', is a translation of portions of the Bible into the Eastern and Central Arrernte language of Central Australia.

This volume contains the full and unabridged version of the complete New Testament, the full and unabridged versions of the old Testament books of Genesis and Ruth, as well as significant portions of Exodus." 

With illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 24 cm



  • ISBN 0647519593
  • EAN 9780647519592
  • Pages 1389
  • Sub-Category Aboriginal
  • Publisher Bible Society Australia / Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
  • Publication Date Dec 2016
  • Dimensions 250 x 174 x 37mm
  • Weight 1.109kg


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General Language Information:

Eastern Arrernte (pronounced UH-rrahn-da, the double ‘r’ is a rolled r) is spoken by approximately 2,000 people living in the Catholic community of Santa Teresa and around Alice Springs (pictured right) in the Northern Territory.

Eastern Arrernte is taught in primary schools throughout Alice Springs under the Arrernte in Schools (AIS) program and as an optional subject in high schools. It is used on local media and in local government in Alice Springs. As many as 25% of the Alice Springs population speak Arrernte as a first language.

Identifying as a speaker of a particular language is very important to the Eastern Arrernte people because it is a way of expressing membership in a particular family or group. Therefore the differences between dialects, though appearing small to outsiders, are significant to the speakers. The language varies throughout this are and there are many dialects including Eastern & Central Arrernte dialects.

“To the Arrernte, their language is more than just a way of speaking. It goes to the very core of who they are; their cultural identity, their belief system and their social order. Rather than speaking it, they are it.” (



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