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Keeping Aboriginal languages alive

When a language is lost, an entire way of life disappears.

There were around 250 Aboriginal languages in Australia before the invasion. Since then, around half of these have gone extinct, taking away the songs, rituals and knowledge that once defined a cultural identity.

However, Aboriginal communities around Australia are starting use online digitisation projects to store, preserve and teach languages.

Speakers:

  • Richard Green – Actor and teacher.
  • Cat Kutay – Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney.

Image: Michael Coghlan on Flickr

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