Language & linguistics news from around the world • Updated daily • Relevant stories, selected by humans (not computers)

Share this site!

Language: Wajarri

  • Apr 04, 2012
  • 02:37 PM

Capturing the Wajarri language brings joy to elders

Gian De Poloni / ABC Online
"When I was growing up around the Mullewa area in the 1940s, the government at the time said they didn't want children to be taught the language," she said. "That was the saddest thing that they didn't want the parents who were the fluent speakers to teach their children the language." But, efforts are being made to redress the loss.
  • Apr 02, 2012
  • 09:45 AM

Indigenous language dictionary launched

A remote community in Western Australia's Murchison region hopes an Indigenous language dictionary will encourage the younger generation of Wajarri people to learn more about their traditional language and culture.