In the last 25 years a concerted effort has begun to stem the alarming loss of language which began with the arrival of white people and has continued unchecked since then.
The 200 years since settlement is a minute fraction of the 40,000 year history of Australia’s native people. But within this tiny window of time, the devastation of an ancient culture and many of its languages has been brutally effective.
Today, community based language projects are undertaken in a number of forms, and continue to develop in size and scope as the momentum for language revival grows. Some examples are:
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