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Learn words in the Nyungar language with Kylie Bracknell

7 July 2017

Kylie Bracknell shares some of her favourite Nyungar words on Word Up, a podcast program produced by the ABC, shares the diverse languages on Indigenous Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta - one word at a time.

Each week speakers, language experts and revivalists to share a compelling word from their mother tongue.

Aboriginal language terms are often metaphors, with dual meaning. For instance, the word for 'river' might also be the word for the Milky Way (which appears to flow like water) while the word for an expectant mother's belly might also translate to 'the future'.

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Kylie Bracknell (formerly Kylie Farmer) [Kaarljilba Kaardn] is an Aboriginal Australian actor, writer, TV presenter and theatre director from the south west of Western Australia – the Nyungar nation.

This article has been sourced from ABC Word Up: Kylie Bracknell

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