50 words project

This project is starting in October 2018 and aims to provide resources for schools to teach at least fifty words in their local language.

We are asking for contributions of at least 50 words in as many Australian Indigenous languages as possible. The typed words need to be listed in a spreadsheet, with audio file recordings attached. Full instructions on capturing the details will be provided to participants.

The words will be used as teacher resources; in apps; and online language resources (such as the Gambay map by First Languages Australia).

If you would like further information or to add your language to the wordlists please:

Contact RUIL 

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Nick Thieberger (The University of Melbourne), resourced by the Research Unit of Indigenous Language.