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 yanga [pronounced young-ah] from the Baradha language of Central Queensland, extending from Lotus Creek along the inland ranges, particularly the Connors Ranges towards Nebo – it means ‘mother’. This week’s word coincides with International Mother Language Day which is celebrated on 21 February; follow State Library on Twitter to discover more words relating to ‘mother’ from other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
- Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
- Thematic area: Promotion
- Call topics: Mainstreaming across national development plans and language policies
- Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
- Area of intervention: Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation