Light Warlpiri – New Language Discovered In Australia

A new language called Light Warlpiri has been discovered in Northern Australia. The language combines some elements of the English language as well as indigenous speech and is spoken by around 600 people in a remote desert community. What’s especially interesting about this language is that Light Warlpiri is what is known as a ‘mixed language’ as it contains a mix of several languages such as English, Traditional Warlpiri and Kriol.

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Aboriginal Language To Be Revived With New Dictionary

The Aboriginal traditional language of Yaygirr which is spoken in the NSW North coast of Australia, is to have its own dictionary and grammar guide. It took more than six years of research to produce the Yaygirr dictionary which contains about 1000 words, maps and a description of the way the language works.

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