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 World Smile Day on 4 October, this week’s word is yimirr-yimirr [pronounced yim-eerr-yim-eerr with rolled ‘r’] from the Warrungu language of North Queensland. It means ‘being happy’!
- Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
- Thematic area: Promotion
- Call topics: Intergenerational transmission
- Major objective: Thematic areas: Promotion
- Area of intervention: Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation