North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre

73 Greenslopes Street
Cairns QLD  4870

Phone: 0740534698

North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre

North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre

The area covered by the North Queensland Language Centre includes 68 and more Aboriginal languages over an area south to Sarina, west to the border, and north to Hopevale in North Queensland. While research has shown that only one of these groups has over 20 fluent speakers, several of the languages are now being revived as a result of the work of the language centre and its committee members.

The language centre was formally incorporated in 2006, after having operated under the auspices of the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation for many years. The work being carried out by the language centre includes workshops to record speakers of various languages, and training community members in the use of appropriate technology and equipment for their projects.

As the work of the language centre continues to grow the team is making increasing use of mobile workshops to reach communities in remote areas, where people are keen to begin their own language reclamation projects.

Languages that are spoken or have been spoken in the area covered by this centre include:

Bandjin
Jidiniji Tablelands
Ngadjon
Birri
Jirandali
Nwyaigi
Birri-gubba
Jirrbal
Wanamarra
Djabugay
Kudjala
Warrgamay
Girramay
Kuka-Djungan
Wulgaru-fabavv
Gudjal
Kuku-Taipan
Yidinji
Gugu Yalanji
Manbarra
Jangga
Mulga/Buluaybar


Providing supoort to Aboriginal tribes and clans in our region that want to revitalise, learn, speak, and teach their own languages.

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