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Kimberley Language Resource Centre receives $200,000 to develop Aboriginal language report

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The Kimberley Language Resource Centre has received $200,000 to develop a report and help keep Aboriginal languages alive.
Camera IconThe Kimberley Language Resource Centre has received $200,000 to develop a report and help keep Aboriginal languages alive. Credit: Supplied

The Kimberley Language Resource Centre has received a whopping $200,000 from the State Government to develop a report which will help support the continuation of the region’s Aboriginal languages.

The new report from the KLRC is expected to help the Aboriginal not-for-profit organisation keep the many ancient languages of the Kimberley alive for future generations.

Praising the allocation of funding to the project, Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna said Aboriginal languages were closely tied to Aboriginal culture.

“It is so important for us to nurture, protect and use our language to ensure our children can continue culture through language and song,” she said.

Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman said working towards language continuity would help improve wellbeing among young Aboriginal people.

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The Kimberley is home to 30 per cent of Australia’s living Aboriginal languages, with more than 40 languages spoken by five cultural groups across the region.

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