ANAIWAN was the first language of this region but over hundreds of years of colonialism, much of it has been lost.
Now, a group of Anaiwan people have collaborated to start a language revival program.
University of New England post graduate linguistics student Callum Clayton-Dixon said the language is one of the most poorly recorded in the region.
“The language hasn’t been spoken fluently by our people for many decades so now it’s a process of going back to old records,” he said.
The project hopes to create the first Anaiwan dictionary.
“Language is one of the core components of our culture and identity and it’s one of the strongest ways in which we can connect to our country,” he said.