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Canadian project to help save Aboriginal languages – ABC

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by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012613 Views

December 14, 2012

EMILY BOURKE: Gathang is a collection of Aboriginal languages spoken across a large part of coastal New South Wales and the three Aboriginal communities that share the dialects have been worried about the disappearance of Gathang. 

But in an Australian first, a pilot project between a Canadian organisation and a regional Aboriginal language centre are aiming to turn that around.

And now they’re trying to find other communities to take part in the program. 

From Coffs Harbour Jessica Tapp reports. 

(Jeremy Saunders speaking in Gathang dialect)

JEREMY SAUNDERS (translated): Welcome to Biribbay country. 

This is my country. This is the Biribbay people’s country.

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