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November 2016 (left to right) Seraine Namundja, Donna Nadjamerrek, Julie Narndal and Cheryl Nadjalaburnburn preparing a new course in Bininj Kunwok, an Indigenous language in the Northern Territory. Provided by Cathy Bow

The state of Australia’s Indigenous languages – and how we can help people speak them more often

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.
Angurugu mission school children in the 1940s on Groote Eylandt, NT. Missions helped both erode and preserve Indigenous languages. Groote Eylandt Linguistics

Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language?

Australia was one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world but today, few people speak an Australian language.

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