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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Seven.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word of the week is gulmari [pronounced gool-mah-ree] meaning ‘shield’. It is from the … Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day 2019

Wednesday 4 September is Indigenous Literacy Day – a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy; as well as raising awareness of the need to improve literacy levels among Indigenous children. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has a range of projects and activities to support literacy development; one of the most popular being the … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Six.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. With the onset of Spring, this week’s word of the week is djiwi [pronounced jee-wee] meaning … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Five.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. To coincide with Father’s Day on 1 September, Week 35’s word is ngapiri [pronounced nah-pee-ree], from … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-Four.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. To coincide with Book Week 2019, Week 34’s word is biibabiiba [pronounced bee-bah bee-bah], from the … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK THIRTY-THREE.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Thirty-Three is giz nur [pronounced ghiz noor], from … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK THIRTY-TWO.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Thirty-Two is koolkan [pronounced kol-kan], from the Wik … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty-One.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word is wawurra-darra [pronounced wah-woo-rrah – dah-rra with rolled ‘r’], from the Waanyi language … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Word of the Week – Week Thirty.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word is djali [pronounced jah-lee], from the Giabal language of the Darling Downs, particularly … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK TWENTY-NINE.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. This week’s word is kamula [pronounced cam-oo-la] from the Pitta Pitta language of the Boulia region. … Read more