link | State Library of Queensland “Word of the Week” Week Eleven.

  • As part of State Library of Queensland’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 aigi [pronounced eye-gi], from the Gudang language of Eastern Cape York, particularly the area around Somerset and Albany Bay. This word means ‘sandy beach’; it also refers to sand.

  • Category: Aboriginal Languages
  • Thematic area: Promotion
  • Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
  • Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
  • Area of intervention: Growth and development through elaboration of new knowledge