RUIL's associate students are studying an Indigenous language beyond the Asia-Pacific region.
Jonathan is studying the Lopit language, spoken by around 50,000 people living in the Lopit Mountains north-east of Torit in Eastern Equatoria province in South Sudan. Lopit is an Eastern Nilotic language belonging to the Nilo-Saharan family. He is working with the Lopit communities in Melbourne and in the Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya. He is writing a grammar of the language and working with Rosey Billington.