The Torres Strait Islander people possess a heritage and cultural history distinct from Aboriginal traditions. Indigenous Language COVID-19 Warnings: “Protecting our mob in the bush” 15.

Revive the Languages. Prior to colonisation, this language was spoken heavily by those in this region, with many Papuans and Aboriginal people adopting the language too.

IYIL learning notes. Accordingly, they are not generally included under the designation "Aboriginal Australians". share. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders **WARNING FOR ALL ATSI peoples**: This subreddit may contain images and videos of those who have passed away. In the early years of the 20th century, linguist Sidney Ray produced the first written record of the Kala Lagaw Ya and Meriam Mir languages as a result of his fieldwork during Alfred Cort Haddon’s 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait. This resulted in a new language known as Torres Strait Creole, which remains the common language to all Torres Strait Islanders. Torres-Strait Creole (Yumplatok) Torres-Strait Creole is an English-based creole spoken by about 25,000 people on a number of the Torres Strait islands between Australia's Cape York Peninsula and New Guinea, and in northern parts of Cape York in Queensland in Australia, and also in south western parts of Papua New Guinea. A subreddit for and about Indigenous Australians, for all to **respectfully** contribute. Download. save. About Community. Materials can be adapted for your school and context across multiple year levels, to support online study as well as enhance exhibition visits. First Languages has also worked with each of the states and territories to compile Nintrianganyi: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teaching and Employment Strategy and the companion document Global lessons: Indigenous languages and multilingualism in school programs. Download a pdf of educator resources that support your school’s journey to discover the wealth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Queensland. The eastern Torres Strait Islanders in particular are related to the Papuan peoples of New Guinea, and speak a Papuan language. The Torres Strait region is the home of two traditional languages and six dialects: Meriam Mir – Mer dialect and Erub dialect; Kala Lagaw Ya – Kulkalgau Ya, Kalaw Kawaw Ya, Kawrareg dialect and Mabuyag dialect; These are all recognised as severely and critically endangered languages by UNESCO, the Australian Government and Torres Strait communities. 0 comments. The language is native to the central and western Torres Strait Islands off Queensland; however, many islands have replaced the language with Brokan (Torres Strait Creole English).