The state of Australia’s indigenous languages – and how we can help people speak them more often

The state of Australia’s indigenous languages – and how we can help people speak them more often Journal Article

Languages Victoria

  • Author(s): Simpson, J
  • Published: 2019
  • Volume: 23
  • ISBN: 1328-7621

Abstract: In 1788 there were between 300 and 700 Indigenous languages spoken across Australia by millions of people, as shown in anthropologist Norman Tindale's 1974 map. However in the Australian 2016 Census, only around 160 of these languages were reported as being spoken at home.

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Simpson, J, 2019, The state of Australia’s indigenous languages – and how we can help people speak them more often, Volume:23, Journal Article, viewed 13 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15530.

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