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.
State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-One is yalobaga [pronounced yell-oh-bah-gah], from the Yuwibara language of Mackay. It means ‘children’ and coincides with Under 8s Week.
- 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: Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation