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Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Languages

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When the Europeans arrived in Australia there were about 250 Aboriginal languages. Today in Australia only 145 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are spoken, with only 18 remaining strong and spoken by all ages.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages recognise who they are and where they come from. The use of these languages is to express all that they feel and know.
The unique knowledge and context of a language that different people speak is lost when they lose a language. Hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages have been spoken across Australia for tens of thousands of years.
The languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders hold a very special and rich part of their heritage.
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