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Saving A Critically Endangered Aboriginal language in Australia

Indigenous elders in central Australia are leading efforts to save a critically endangered language. Of the estimated 300 Indigenous languages that once existed in Australia, only 90 are still spoken. Language is a critical part of Indigenous culture in Australia. It is a repository for tribal knowledge, history and customs, and gives communities a valuable sense of identity. About 300 languages existed when European settlers arrived in Australia in the late 1700s. Although around 90...

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