Meigimbat ola langgus la Ropa strong igin
Revitalising the languages of Ngukurr
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Wanim dis Langgus Senta About the Language Centre
Ngukurr is a large Aboriginal community in southern Arnhem Land, situated on Ngalakgan land. Formerly a mission, the community population covers 8-10 heritage languages that are all now endangered. The main language spoken in Ngukurr today is Kriol but within the community, traditional languages are held in high esteem.
The Ngukurr Language Centre is a small, independent, non-profit organisation. The goal of the Ngukurr Language Centre is to revitalise, document, teach and promote the traditional languages of the community via a range of community-based language programs.
The Ngukurr Language Centre was established in 1999 as a branch of the Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre (KRALC). Following the closure of KRALC, the Ngukurr Language Centre became an independent, locally-governed organisation in 2011 and soon after secured operational funding. The Ngukurr Language Centre reopened in 2012 and has been fully operational since then.
The Ngukurr Language Centre is overseen by an Indigenous board of directors, elected from a membership base of local language workers, language speakers and educators. The Ngukurr Language Centre employs a full-time coordinator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organisation and a team of language workers and consultants.
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Hu bin dum dijanaya? Acknowledgements
Many people have contributed to the work of the Language Centre over the years. [more to be added here]
Thanks to all those who have generously provided permission for materials to be included in our online Library. They include: AIATSIS, Mimi Arts Katherine, Brett Baker, Howard Morphy, Adam Saulwick, ... [more to be added]
The initial development of this website and online library was funded by Australian Government Indigenous Languages Support.
Web development, archive search and initial curation of the online library was undertaken by Languagewise: www.languagewise.com.au