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There are more than 200 Australian Indigenous languages. Less than 20 languages are strong, and even these are endangered : the others have been destroyed, live in the memories of the elderly, or are being revived by their communities. 1

In recent years, there has been an increase in the teaching of Indigenous languages in government, Catholic & independent schools. In 2005, when 133 languages were taught in schools, 45 were Indigenous languages. A listing of most of these can be found from the research study into The State and Nature of Languages in Australian Schools. 2

By 2008 it had risen to more than 80 languages and about 29 000 students. 3  It is hoped this increases so further language loss is avoided.

This page gives access to information about Indigenous languages, resources, curriculum offerings, community sites, government sites and studies, more.

This Indigenous Language Map can be found at AIATSIS.



  • Aboriginal English
    Diana Eades, UNE. ‘The page includes information on Background, vocabulary, sounds, some grammatical features, pragmatics, and resources.
  • Australian Aboriginal English
    Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, References, Further reading. Wikipedia.
  • Updated !  First Languages Australia - Timeline and Knowledgebank
    Jarrak is a public knowledge bank which captures key milestones for strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from the 1970s until now. Jarrak includes a timeline and searchable database, with links to documentary and audio-visual evidence of achievements made in four areas : policy, education, language centres and resources. This site is best viewed using Chrome or Firefox browser’.


  • Updated !  Anggargoon
    ‘Australian languages on the web’. Access sections using the links in the BLOGROLL menu on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Barani - Sydney’s Aboriginal History
    ‘There are a number of online and published resources providing background to the history and etymology of Aboriginal words and place names spoken in Sydney and NSW’.
  • Barngarla Dictionary
    Android, Free. ‘Explore and learn the language and culture of the Barngarla people anywhere in the world, for free ! Search in Barngarla and English or use our traditional search of Images’.
  • Updated !  Bininj Kunwok Online Dictionary
    ‘This dictionary was developed by the Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre for Charles Darwin University’s Kunwinjku Language course. The search bar looks for both Bininj Kunwok and English terms as well as dialect variations. Click on a word to open the full entry. This is a work in progress - if you have any questions or comments, please contact us at :’. There are also other books [both free and fee-based] available here.
  • Dharawal Words, Phrases and Activities
    ‘A valuable resource for primary school children, educators and the wider community beautifully illustrated by Wiradjuri artist Merindah Funnell. A range of informative activities to enhance an understanding of Dharawal language and culture’. Links to related resources via the same source.
  • New !  Garrwa
    ‘Australian Aboriginal language which was spoken in the Gulf of Carpentaria region close to the Northern Territory/Queensland border’. This is now part of the WaybackMachine site but is still available using the menu on the left of the above page. Other sites include New !  N155 Garrwa^ [AIATSIS Collection] and New ! Garawa language, alphabet and pronunciation [Omniglot].
  • Gurindji ‘Welcome’
    ‘Gurindji is a Pama–Nyungan language spoken by the Gurindji and Ngarinyman people in the Northern Territory, Australia. The language of the Gurindji is highly endangered, with about 592 speakers remaining and only 175 of those speakers fully understanding the language’. This is a presentation of Bible Translations in this language. A New ! Gurindji dictionary is available using this link while further information can be found at New ! Gurindji Language [Wikipedia]
  • Updated !  Jiwarli
    Access background information about the language itself, as well as access both a Dictionary and a Colouring Book [which uses the language].


  • Guwaabal 1 - Bigibila wiyayl/The Echidna’ s Spines
    ‘In the right-hand column the story is broken down into individual sentences. The first line is in Yuwaalaraay, the third is an English ‘free’ translation. The second line is an ‘interlinear’ translation; it shows the various parts of each Yuwaalaraay word [verb, noun, suffix etc]. By examining this line you can see how words and sentences are built in Yuwaalaraay’. Listen continuously or sentence by sentence.
  • Brolga Yulugi Gamilaraay
    Brolga Dance. Introduction in English with the video presentation of the dance using Gamilaraay. [2:34]
  • Gamilaraay/Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi [AIATSIS Collection BETA]
    Part of Austlang. Links include several short videos such as Give me five in Gamilaraay, Count to 10 in Gomeroi, Near or Far, and Yaama Ghubhii : Connect Song. Documentation lists also available.
  • Updated !  Gamilaraay Language, Alphabet and Pronunciation
    Alphabet chart, sample texts, links to other sources, information on the Pama-Nyungan languages group.
  • Gayarragi, Winangali : Find and hear
    ‘An interactive multimedia resource for Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay, Australia [see pop-up maps]. Originally produced as a CD-ROM but is also available as a downloadable app [about 190MB, for Windows and MacOS]’.
  • Kamilaroi - A Nations Identity
    Links and Suggested Readings. A compilation by Abbotsleigh School. Includes Suggested Movies and Audio Visual Files, Notable Websites, Web Links and Journals for further information [by category, including a language page].
  • Updated !  Kamilaroi - Gamilaraay Dictionary
    Dictionary, and thesaurus. Translations in both directions.
  • Kamilaroi Language
    Video presentation using the language by Jason Archer. Transcript available, by clicking on the . . . more link just below the screen. [6:05]
  • Updated !  Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
    ‘A digital archive of endangered texts in Aboriginal languages of the Northern Territory. This is a living archive, with connections to the people and communities where the books were created’. Their page Resources For teachers is useful.
  • Updated !  Ngalia
    Background to the work being done in this area. For practical activities, try the Ngalia Picture Dictionary, developed in 2013.The Ngalia alphabet chart is New ! available as a free download here, while New ! The Ngalia syllables chart is New !  available as a free download here.
  • Noongar Dictionary by Rose Whitehurst
    ‘Second Edition 1997. To open the document click on the button below - Noongar Dictionary’.
  • Palawa Kani
    ‘The palawa kani Program was among the first in the country in which Aboriginal people ourselves learnt the necessary linguistic methods which have since enabled us to do all the retrieval work on our language. Palawa kani means Tasmanian Aborigines speak; it is the only Aboriginal language in lutruwita [Tasmania] today’.
  • Aboriginal Languages of the Pilbara - Online Resources and eBook Dictionaries
    ‘To view information about each of the Pilbara’s languages, click on the language of your choice in the “Languages of the Pilbara” section. Here you will find an introduction to each language and, for some languages, E-Book Dictionaries and past news stories about Wangka Maya’s work’.
  • Warlpiri Encyclopaedic Dictionary
    AIATSIS Shop. ‘Warlpiri is a language of the Tanami Desert area of the Northern Territory of Australia. Hundreds of Warlpiri speakers from the main Warlpiri communities of Yuendumu, Willowra, Lajamanu, Nyirrpi and Alekarenge have contributed to the Warlpiri Dictionary, which has been more than 60 years in the making. It contains Warlpiri words with English translations; instructive example sentences rich with Warlpiri history and cultural practices; detailed flora and fauna information; more than 500 illustrations, plus colour photographs; and maps of Warlpiri country. With an English word finder and a guide to Warlpiri grammar and to the complex vocabulary for family relations this dictionary is essential for both beginner and advanced speakers of Warlpiri, translators and interpreters and for anyone interested in learning more about Warlpiri language and culture’.
  • Warlpiri - Lexicon
    Download for tablet or standalone version, About Warlpiri, English-Warlpiri. For other aspects - use the links in the menu at the top of the page.
  • Updated !  Western Australian Aboriginal Languages . . .
    Handbook of Languages from South of the Kimberleys. Scroll down the page for links to the complete range of sections involved. Archived version.
  • Wiradjuri Dictionary
    Apple, Android Free. ‘Explore and learn the language and culture of the Wiradjuri people anywhere in the world, for free ! Browse the dictionary by letter, categories and common phrases. Search in Wiradjuri and English or use our traditional search of images’.
  • Yuwaalaraay gaay Gamilaraay garay
    ‘Yaama ! Welcome to the Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay home page, the central site for information about the Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay languages of northern New South Wales. Find language learning lessons, information on pronunciation, and in the Guwaabal section there are twelve stories in Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay with transcriptions, English translations and background notes’. You can go to Gayarragi, Winangali ‘an interactive multimedia resource for Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay. Free for use by individuals and Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay organisations’.

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Includes schools and other educational sources. For further information at the school level, check the Indigenous Education page.


  • Updated !  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Language Websites
    ‘The following list is a selection of websites that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and are useful starting points for schools and communities. These websites may include ideas, resources and other materials relating to the documentation, preservation or teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages’. QCAA
  • Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests
    ‘The Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests operate within participating schools to provide Aboriginal students and their families with a continuous pathway of learning, from preschool to Year 12 and into tertiary education’.
  • Updated !  Aboriginal Languages and Cultures
    ‘Homepage for Aboriginal languages. Use the right-hand menu to navigate this area with sections such as Aboriginal language programs in schools, Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests, Languages Outside of the Nests, Aboriginal Language and Culture Nest Guidelines and Contact details’. Department of Education, NSW
  • New !  Aboriginal Languages Trust
    ‘Supporting NSW Aboriginal New ! communities in the re-awakening and growth of Aboriginal Languages so they continue to be seen and heard in everyday life. Also check these pages : New ! Learn [watching Community Language Stories and finding information and opportunities to support Language activities] ; New ! Language Stories which provides a library of videos’, plus numerous other pages covering a range of topics and resources.
  • Updated !  Aboriginal Languages of Western Australia
    Curriculum Council WA. ‘This General course provides opportunities for students to appreciate the interrelationship of language, land and culture and the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity through learning a traditional language and learning about traditional cultures’.
  • New !  Aboriginal Nations and Languages in NSW
    ‘Did you know that NSW is made up of around 70 different nations, each with their own language or language group ? Discover which nation your home or school is on with our Aboriginal nations and languages map and learn how to say hello in language !’ PDF poster download available.
  • Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies
    ‘This resource guide lists strategies that have proven successful in the teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. It has been adapted from several sources, including international settings’. QCAA.
  • Updated !  Indigenous Languages of Victoria : Revival and Reclamation
    Senior Studies in Victoria. Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
  • Updated !  Mapping Aboriginal Perspectives and Cross-curriculum Content
    Covers multiple topics and all levels. NSW.
  • Updated !  R–10 Languages [Australian Indigenous] Teaching Resource [SACSA]
    ‘Written by junior primary, primary and secondary teachers with the support of and, in collaboration with, policy and program officers’. PDF format document.
  • Rediscovering Indigenous Languages
    ‘The Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project aims to make accessible the rich archival collections of the State Library of New South Wales. The site features historic word lists, records and other documents relating to Indigenous Australian languages’.
  • Updated !  Indigenous Languages - A National Approach
    ‘The new National Indigenous Languages Policy is aimed at keeping Indigenous languages alive and supporting Indigenous Australians to connect with their language, culture and country. The most recent report on Indigenous languages in Australia, the National Indigenous Languages Survey [NILS] Report 2005, found the situation of Australia’s Indigenous languages is grave and requires urgent action’ Abstract and access to the full-text.
  • Updated !  Indigenous Languages and Arts Program
    Department of Infrastructure, transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. ‘The Indigenous Languages and Arts [ILA] program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia’.

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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Word Lists [State Library Of Queensland]
    ‘These pages include a number of word lists on various topics to support communities in their work to revive, document and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The language content is drawn from a range of historical texts found in the State Library’s collections’. Part of a larger site on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages. Multiple sections from a Languages Map to a Spoken Virtual Tour, Monthly languages webinars, Word of the Week, other resources and more.
  • Aboriginal Languages of Australia
    State Library of NSW. ‘Part of the WWW Virtual Library project, this site contains links to dictionaries for many of the more than 200 Australian Aboriginal languages. Also has links to vocabulary, wordlists and placenames’.
  • Updated !  ARDS Aboriginal Corporation - Our Language Services
    ‘We partner with organisations and language communities to produce language resources including specialist dictionaries. We provide language learning resources for non-Indigenous people wishing to learn Indigenous languages’ and much more.


  • Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive
    ‘Computer-based [digital] materials about Australian Indigenous languages’.
  • Austlang
    Read the information here, then go to the Austlang Search Page where ‘AustLang provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages which has been assembled from a number of referenced sources’ in order to access the language database.
  • AUSTLANG Bibliography
    ‘This bibliography lists references quoted or cited in the AUSTLANG database as well as grammar books, word lists and dictionaries listed under the Documentation’.
  • Indigenous Languages preservation : Dictionaries project
    ‘AIATSIS has launched a project to support the publication of Indigenous language dictionaries. The project aims to identify dictionaries that are in an advanced stage of development and work with the language communities to support their publication’. 17+ completed at time of update.
  • Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia
    Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia provides a series of studies of aspects of language and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia’. Colin Yallop.
  • Languages Alive
    AIATSIS. ‘In Australia there are more than 250 Indigenous languages including around 800 dialects. Languages are living things that connect people to Country, culture and ancestors’.
  • Updated !  Pathways Thesauri
    ‘The Pathways thesaurus is made up of three separate thesaurus headings : Australian Place names, Indigenous Language groups and people and Subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies’. Use the menu on the left to get the best results.
  • People and languages
    ‘The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index [ABI] is an index of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander names selected from generally available publications held at AIATSIS. These publications are books and articles created by, with, or about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.
  • Updated !  Search the Collection®
    ‘The AIATSIS Collection contains more than one million items, including books, audio, photographic, manuscript, moving image and art and object material, related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories’. Four groups include MURA catalogue, AustLang, Art and Object, also Photographic. Each is briefly described with a link provided to access the content.
  • Australian Indigenous Language Collections
    National Library of Australia. ‘The language groups listed in this research guide are first sorted by State and Territory [although there is some overlap] and then arranged alphabetically’.
  • Australian National Dictionary Centre
    The centre has a selected bibliography of Australian English which includes both an Aboriginal English Bibliography and an Aboriginal words in Australian English bibliography.
  • Australian Society for Indigenous Languages [AUSIL]
    Dictionaries for a number of languages, available for download or use as apps, keyboards, translation software, fonts, advocacy, submissions, more. These range from Alyawarr to Wik Mungkan as well as two recently added languages.
  • Updated !  Community, identity, wellbeing : The report of the Second National Indigenous Languages Survey 2014
    ‘Offers key insights for governments and communities into the current situation of Australian languages, how they are being supported and how best to continue this support’.
  • First Languages Australia
    ‘First Languages Australia is the national peak body working to ensure the strength of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. We support a network of language centres, community programs and industry partners covering the whole of Australia, and all of our efforts are designed to have both immediate and longstanding impact on the future of our languages’.
  • New !  First Nations Media Australia
    ‘Founded in 2001 as the peak body for remote Indigenous media and communications, we undertook a structural change and expanded our membership and role to become the national peak body in 2016/2017. We are located in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory’. They have an interesting Language and Culture page among many others.
  • Indigenous Australian Languages Fact Sheet
    General information plus background to influences and changes, Indigenous loan words and placenames plus Resources including further reading and a bibliography.
  • Indigenous Languages Collection
    State Library of NSW. ‘These records are vocabularies and other language material from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and date from 1788 to the 1930’s. More than 40 different language groups from all Australian states and territories have been identified in over 200 original items’.
  • Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative
    Language courses and multiple resources.
  • Narragunnawali - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
    ‘Through learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, students and children can gain deeper knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and identities. Providing students and children with opportunities to learn – and learn about – Australia’s First Languages also plays an important role in supporting language maintenance and revitalisation’. There is a wide range of Curriculum Resources available here. They can also be used in other curriculum areas.
  • Updated !  Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
    ‘Focused on retrieving, recording, researching Aboriginal languages and providing a central resource on Victorian Aboriginal Languages with programs now looking at educational tools to teach the Indigenous community about language’. Their New ! Resources Page and New ! Our Languages pages are worth visiting.
  • Updated !  Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
    ‘We will use our expertise, knowledge and sensitivity to record and foster Aboriginal languages, culture and history’. Programs, language, resources, translating, more. New ! Pilbara Languages is worth visiting, especially for those interested in any of the various languages.



There are numerous programs or parts of programs dealing with Indigenous languages on both radio and television. Several are listed below.

  • Updated !  Holding Our Tongues
    ABC Radio National. ‘Holding our Tongues is a Hindsight project about the long and painful task of reviving Aboriginal languages. Click on the Link to listen to the recording [54min.]’.
  • Indigenous Language [BTN]
    ‘In the Northern Territory, there’s a fight over which languages are used to teach kids in school. Aboriginal communities are worried that new government rules could destroy their culture. But the government reckons it will be better for kids in the long run. Kirsty has the story’.
  • Updated !  Indigenous Language Lessons [BTN]
    ‘The town of Broome in Western Australia is pushing to become the first bilingual town in Australia by teaching all kids Yawuru, the local indigenous language. Even the town’s street signs are now in both Yawuru and English. We checked in with one school there to find out more’.
  • Updated !  Local Languages [BTN]
    ‘As Tash reports, Australia has hundreds of Indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don’t keep teaching with them they could eventually disappear’.
  • Updated !  Word Up
    Radio National. ‘The diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta - one word at a time’.
  • A Guide To Australia’ s Indigenous Languages
    ‘There are literally hundreds of dialects unique to each corner of this mammoth continent that have been spoken for tens of thousands of years - and have survived despite the enormous threat posed by British colonisation. Read on for a basic introduction to Australia’ s incredibly diverse New ! Indigenous languages’.
  • A School Lesson in Aboriginal language Guugu Yimidhirr
    ‘Take a class with Guugu Yimidhirr teacher, Lillian Bowen, as she teaches children in Hope Vale’. [6:44]
  • Updated !  Aboriginal Languages of Australia
    ‘Another 75 items have been added since the last update in October 2015, bringing the total number of items to 515. About 4% of the previously listed sites have ‘disappeared’ or were no longer suited to the Library and were removed’. Updated ! Stories and Texts in Languages can be found here. Equally importantly, you can access 38 [at time of inclusion] Indigenous language Dictionaries using Updated ! these links to/descriptions of Indigenous Dictionaries.
  • Updated !  Aboriginal Languages of Central Australia
    Information from the Central Land Council. Covers language families, Spelling, orthographies and pronunciation; Pronouncing Aboriginal words, Bilingual education and two way schools, plus more.
  • Updated !  ARDS - Language Links
    A small collection of links from this service. Some resources are free, others have a cost factor. Each is clearly indicated.
  • Updated !  Australian Aboriginal Language Material from the Flint Papers
    University of Queensland Library. ‘The Flint Papers Boxes contain materials relating to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages or to varieties of English spoken by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people’. One example of inclusions in this specific site include New ! Translation of “smoke”. Suited best to secondary and tertiary levels.
  • Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog
    ‘A place to share anything at all that’s interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING : We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away’.
  • Updated !  Australian Languages
    Reference compilations, workshop information and reports, blogs, particular languages, particular linguists, some dictionaries and other resources. David Nash, ANU.
  • Updated !  English : Aboriginal Language
    Recordings in English and Indigenous languages. [These recordings are designed for evangelism and basic Bible teaching to bring the gospel message to people who are not literate or are from oral cultures, particularly unreached people groups.]
  • Updated !  Indigenous Australian Languages
    Classification, Survival, Common features, Orthography, Demographics [2016], Notable linguists, Notes, Sources, Further reading, External links. Wikipedia.
  • Updated !  Indigenous Languages Programs in Australian Schools - A Way Forward
    2008 ACER Report. ‘Currently, over 16 000 Indigenous students and 13 000 non-Indigenous students located in 260 Australian schools are involved in an Indigenous language program. More than 80 different Indigenous languages are taught. This project sought to present practice which would strengthen the quality of Indigenous language programs in schools. The report consists of a literature review, a mapping exercise to document current practices relating to Indigenous languages in Australian schools, an analysis of existing models of teacher preparation and six case studies of good practice examples’ PDF file available to download.
  • Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous Communities
    Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Information about the inquiry, Terms of reference, Submissions, Public hearings and Transcripts, Media releases, Report [whole or parts. PDF].
  • Language MAP
    Access a map of the major tribal/language groups in Indigenous Australia. Click on individual sections to zoom in on that area.
  • Updated !  Languages of Australia
    Extensive listing of languages especially Indigenous languages. Scroll down to the Language Vitality Count and use the Details link. For individual Indigenous languages, select from the listing provided. Each provides information including : Summary, Geography, Language Vitality, Family, Existing Content [Dictionary, External Resources], . . . .
  • Languages of the Australian Aborigines
    L.E. Threlkeld 1858. Copy of the original document [21 pages of information].
  • New !  Let’s talk Languages
    Reconciliation Australia. ‘At the time of colonisation there were over 250 distinct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken across Australia. Past policies of forced assimilation and the forced separation of children from their families and speaker communities - have severely affected the practice and continuation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. First Languages maintenance, revitalisation and revival processes can therefore be recognised as important acts of reconciliation’. Download the Languages file using the link on the right-hand side of the page.
  • List of English Words of Australian Aboriginal Origin
    Flora and fauna, environment, Aboriginal culture, Describing words, Place names, Names, English words often falsely assumed to be of Australian Aboriginal origin, References. Wikipedia.
  • New !  Nests nurture young language learners
    ‘As part of Aboriginal Languages Week [2023], Luke Horton caught up with Gumbaynggirr language expert Gawa Micklo Jarrett to find out how language is being taught in schools’.
  • Updated !  Some Australian Indigenous Languages you should know
    Interesting article providing an overview and a range of embedded links to other specific aspects. [The Conversation, 2015.] A second page, New ! While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve was precursor of this and also presents interesting information.
  • Updated !  Songlines : Tracking the Seven Sisters
    National Museum of Australia. ‘Songlines : Tracking the Seven Sisters was an Aboriginal-led exhibition that took visitors on a journey along the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming tracks, through art, First Nations voices and innovative multimedia and other immersive displays. Songlines is touring internationally after its debut at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra’. Videos, Interactives, Artworks, Featured artists. Songlines audio journey, Links to explore more on Songlines plus links to explore other aspects of Indigenous people.
  • Updated !  Welcome - Aboriginal Languages
    ‘For over 60 000 years and 2 500 generations over one billion Aboriginal people have walked this land together . . . . Our aim is for this to become a place where People from all around Australia will be able to share and to come together in all manner of ways to support the 250 plus Aboriginal Languages that exist in this country. From learning to commence a language program, to finding out what tools and resources exist to help, even to actually learning a language - we hope that all of these things and more will become available here and make some difference to your journey’.
  • Updated !  Welcome to Country - Weerianna Street Media
    Apple, Free. Australian Indigenous Language Groups and Cultural Protocols. Version 1.2 [updated June 2017].
  • Welcome to Patyegarang !
    ‘Welcome to Patyegarang, the Indigenous Australian languages education website ! It is planned that Patyegarang will offer both original material and links to existing resources that will assist educators to improve their teaching as part of their language revival process. However, we also expect much of the material eventually published will also be useful to those engaged in language maintenance or second language teaching’.
  • Updated !  Where can I study an Australian Indigenous Language ?
    ‘Can I study an Indigenous Australian language ? How many Indigenous languages are there in Australia ? What can I study ? How can I study these languages ? Will I become fluent ? Information from the University Languages Portal of Australia’.
  • New !  Yugambeh Museum - Learn the Language
    ‘Welcome ! The Yugambeh Museum has a range of resources to assist you either in the school environment, home or business. If you are after a resource to learn Yugambeh then our dictionary is a great place to start. Check out New ! Borobi Resources which includes the series of Learn with Borobi to help learn some Yugambeh language’.

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1. ed. Nathan, D, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, Retrieved January, 2010, from Aboriginal Languages of Australia :

2. Pandora Archive. An Investigation of the State and Nature of Languages in Australian Schools, 2008, p. 30. Retrieved 19 December, 2012, from Pandora Archive.

3. ACER, Indigenous Languages Programs in Australian Schools - A Way Forward. Retrieved 19 December, 2012, from ACEReSearch.

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