Indigenous languages map goes viral

An interactive map helping people learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages has gone viral after being featured on ABC Online.

The Gambay map has been developed by First Languages Australia (FLA), which is supported by the Office for the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program.

It has been populated with 780 languages using data from regional language centres and language communities from around Australia. Gambaytranslates to ‘together’ in the Butchulla language of the Hervey Bay region in Queensland.

The map had been steadily generating interest, but its popularity exploded after the ABC posted an article

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