People still find ways to express old ways of speaking in a new language, so that language does not fundamentally alter their cultural identity.
A new 50 cent coin recognises the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages.
In 60 years' time, only 13 of Australia's Indigenous languages will be left, unless something is done to encourage children to keep speaking their language.
Australia was one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world but today, few people speak an Australian language.
Many Native languages are dying, and their loss has deep and profound implications for our world.