Gamilaraay lands, by Sisters Under the Skin, Moree
Maran ngiyani Gamilaraay winanga-y-la-nha,
garay ngiyani ganungu guwaa-lda-ndaay.
We pay respects to the Gamilaraay ancestors, whose language we are speaking.
Welcome to Gamilaraay Voices, with stories from Gamilaraay country.
The purpose of this course is to provide a background to the Gamilaraay language, through the perspectives of people living ‘on country’, i.e. on the traditional Gamilaraay lands in inland north-western New South Wales and southern Queensland in Australia. It is intended to support Gamilaraay people who are on their own journey to reclaim their language, as well as other Australians and those who would like to understand more about the background to the current use of Indigenous languages in Australia.
Gamilaraay people are renewing their language, as it is no longer spoken as their everyday language. The stories in this course explore the reasons for the loss of the language, and the effect this has on Gamilaraay people, as well as their hopes and plans for the revival of the language.