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    Promoting Australia's First Languages

    Working with partners to increasing awareness of Australia’s first languages. Read More
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    Gambay - Australian First Languages Map

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    Angkety map: Digital Resources Report

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    Indigenous Languages Collections Strategy

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  • Warra: Building teams, building resources

    Warra: Building teams, building resources

    A set of guidelines for those who are setting out to create resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language projects. Read More
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Warra: Building teams, building resources

Together with language centres and programs around the country First Languages Australia has developed a set of guidelines for those who are setting out to create resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language projects.

Warra has been written to help families and communities with the work of maintaining and strengthening Australia’s traditional languages. It showcases a wide range of language resources, and guides users through  the steps involved in making Australian first languages resources.

Download Warra: Building teams, building resources.

'Warra' is a noun for ‘talk’ that also means ‘language’, ‘speech’, the act of talking, ‘voice’, ‘throat’ and ‘word’, in the Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains. The rr in warra is a rolled r-sound. The a-sound in warra is pronounced as in Maori haka. The title Warra has been contributed by Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi and is shared by related languages, including Nukunu and Narungga.

 

 

 

 

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1300 975 246
 
First Languages Australia
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PO Box 528 Newcastle 2300
 
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Level 1/840 Hunter St
Newcastle West, NSW 2302

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