State Library of Queensland's #IY2019 Word of the Week for Week Four is 'thankupi' meaning black wattle in the Thaynakwith language of Western Cape York. This week's word was suggested by Nancy Wapau, IKC Coordinator, Napranum.
State Library of Queensland invites you to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages as we raise awareness of the rich diversity of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
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Week Four 22-28 January 2019.
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Source: Thanakupi, G. F. (2007) Thanakupi’s guide to language and culture: a Thaynakwith Dictionary. Q 305.899 THA
- 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: Creation of favourable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices with regard to indigenous languages