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Story by Margaret Paul, ABC. For AM, with Kayleen Kerwin and Isabelle Bennett.

New technologies are helping revive one of Australia's oldest languages which many people feared migh disappear for good. A school in Menindee, in far western New South Wales, is developing a computer application to help students learn the traditional Aboriginal language Paakantyi. Listen to the full story or read the transcript.

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