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Monday, 10 May 2010

AUSTRALIA: TV show teaches Aboriginal language

SYDNEY — An Australian TV channel is broadcasting the first lessons in an Aboriginal language aimed at young children, in a bid to stem an alarming decline that has wiped out hundreds of native dialects.

"Waabiny Time", for three to six-year-olds, teaches "yes", "no" and other basic terms in the Noongar language, which is spoken in the southwestern region around Perth.

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