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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-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-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. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Five is dhambu pronounced darm-boo], from the Gangulu … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-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. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Four is waringh waringh pronounced wad-ingh wad-ingh], from … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-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 Twenty-Three is Bwgcolman [pronounced bwook-a-mun], from the Manbarra … Read more

Borobi Day – 31 May 2019!

Earlier in the year, the Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones announced that Borobi was coming out of retirement to play the important role of Indigenous Languages Ambassador. Borobi will partner with Yugambeh Museum to promote Indigenous language and culture as part of the 2019 International year of Indigenous Languages. Schools and community groups are encouraged … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK EIGHTEEN.

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 Eighteen is yakka [pronounced yak-kah], from the Yugarabul … Read more