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For SBS by Murray Silby

From an estimated 250 Indigenous languages at the time of European settlement, only about 20 are now widely spoken in Australia.

But where governments once ordered that the languages not be spoken, they are now funding their revival.

Whether the restoration efforts are enough for widespread revitalisation of the languages is yet to be seen, but Indigenous workers in the field say the seeds of success are beginning to germinate.

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