link | State Library of Queensland “Word of the Week” Week Forty-five.

  • 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.
    To coincide with the Melbourne Cup, this week’s word is yaraman [pronounced yah-rah-man]; variations of the word is found in most Queensland languages and means ‘horse’!

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