The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong

Saving our Endangered Indigenous Languages

Elcho Island along the Arnhem Land coast - various signs for the Yolngu language - coastal landscape

Saving our endangered Indigenous languages and the Illustrated Handbook of YolÅ‹u Sign Language of North East Arnhem Land. On the Crocodile Islands, in the shade, on a beach, near a tin shed with no water and power sits an old woman in her late seventies. At this time, 1993 only 300 words of her language were […]