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‘We will save this one’: desperate effort to save a language and way of life

By October 14, 2020August 15th, 2023Perspective, Publications
4 dark-skinned Indigenous individuals


Dr James is trying to save a rare and little-known sign language that was until recently used by every hearing person in the remotest part of Arnhem Land, 500 kilometres east of Darwin. He said the language was at risk of joining the more than 90 per cent of spoken Indigenous languages that have died since 1788.

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