A story for Behind The News. By ABC Open Producer Paul Bray, Yindjibarndi LOTE teacher Lynda Ryder and students of Peg's Creek Primary School, Karratha.

VO: Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. As Tash reports, Australia has hundreds of Indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually disappear. Read the full transcript, watch the video or check out the great links on the BTN website.