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 Father’s Day on 1 September, Week 35’s word is ngapiri [pronounced nah-pee-ree], from the Yandruwandha language of Far Western Queensland. Ngapiri means ‘father’ – the wordle image below depicts a selection of words for ‘father’ from a range of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
- 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