Sliammon Texts

collected by

Honoré Watanabe

This website presents the Sliammon texts collected by Honoré Watanabe.

Written As I Remember It

Written As I Remember It is an autobiographical book written by Elsie Paul, a Sliammon Elder. This link takes you to the page dedicated to this book.

List of Texts under construction

Texts not contained in Written As I Remember It will be uploaded in future.


All the Sliammon texts are from my own research, unless otherwise identified. My deepest gratitude goes to the Sliammon community and to my language consultants: the late Mrs. Mary George, the late Mrs. Agnes McGee, the late Mrs. Annie Dominick, Mrs. Elsie Paul, the late Mr. Jonny George, and Mrs. Marion Harry. I am solely responsible for any errors in transcription, translation, or analyses. My research on Sliammon has been funded by various agencies: the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (most recently 2011–2013: grant number 23401024) and also by funding awarded to ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2008–2015; "Linguistic Dynamics Science Project"). This website has been constructed under the project "Online Sliammon Texts" at Information Resources Center (IRC), ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Funding for its construction was provided by the Center.

About Copyright

This website is under the copyright of Honoré Watanabe, needless to say, for protection against misuse. The Sliammon language is the intellectual property of the Sliammon people.

... a little bit about me, Honoré Watanabe

I am a linguist at Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. I have been studying the Sliammon language since 1990, and received my doctoral degree from Kyoto University in 2000. To contact, please write to honore[at]