As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland.
This week’s word is mija [pronounced mee-jah] from the Dyirbal language of North Queensland. It means ‘living places’ and ties in with State Library’s IYIL2019 exhibitions which highlight the importance of place in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
- Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
- Thematic area: Promotion
- Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
- Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
- Area of intervention: Growth and development through elaboration of new knowledge