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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages ‘Word of the Week’: Week Nineteen.

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 coincides with Mother’s Day – apu from … Read more

NPA Indigenous Languages Workshops

State Library partnered with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD), to host Indigenous Language Workshops in the Northern Peninsula Area communities of New Mapoon and Umagico. The languages in the communities include languages from the Torres Strait Islands, Cape York and various Creoles and Aboriginal Englishes reflecting the original communities from which people were moved … Read more

NPA Languages Alive

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) is coordinating a language revival project to support the languages of the five NPA communities – Bamaga, Injinoo, New Mapoon, Seisia and Umagico. The ¬†language profile of the communities include languages from the Torres Strait Islands, Cape York and various Creoles and Aboriginal Englishes. This reflects the original communities … Read more