link | State Library of Queensland “Word of the Week” Week Thirty-Eight.

  • 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 of the week is barbirra [pronounced bah-beerr-ah with rolled ‘r’] meaning ‘echidna’. It is from the Margany language of South-West Queensland along the Paroo and Bulloo Rivers. The language takes in the area from Quilpie south to Thargomindah.

  • 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