Simpson, Jane; Wigglesworth, Gillian
The diversity of language in Australia in pre-invasion1 times is well attested, with at least 300 distinct languages being spoken along
with many dialects. At that time, many Indigenous people were multilingual, often speaking at least four languages. Today many
of these languages have been lost, with fewer than 15 being learned by children as a first language. However, despite this, much diversity remains. This diversity includes the remaining
traditional Indigenous languages (TILs) spoken...[Show more]
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