The Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL) is the first of its kind in Australia. We work with Indigenous communities across Australia and the region to expand and strengthen Indigenous language research, and to support efforts by communities to maintain their linguistic and cultural heritage.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the University of Melbourne sits, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.

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50 Words Project

This project aims to provide fifty words in every Indigenous language of Australia.

The words are provided online with community permission, and with audio provided by a language speaker. All words, audio, and video recordings are provided by language speakers and are included here with permission. We hope this will be a useful resource for schools and educational organisations, and for the general public to discover the diversity of languages around Australia.

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Contact the Research Unit for Indigenous Language

Email: RUIL-contact@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 3311
Location: Babel (Building 139), the University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Project Officer location: Room 311, Level 3, Babel (Building 139)

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