Globally, a language is lost every two weeks, and the Australian Human Rights Commission says more than 90 per cent of Australia’s Indigenous languages are critically endangered. ‘The disappearance of a language deprives us of knowledge no less valuable than some future miracle drug that may be lost when a species goes extinct,’ says journalist Russ Rymer (National Geographic). Nick Enfield talks with Russ, host of ABC RN’s Awaye! Daniel Browning and Durag language teacher Joel Davison, about dying languages.
Supported by the University of Sydney.
Daniel Browning (Australian)
Daniel Browning is an ABC journalist and radio broadcaster, and is from the Bundjalung and Kullilli peoples of northern New South Wales and south-western Queensland. A trained artist and freelance arts writer, Daniel produces and presents RN’s Indigenous art and culture program, Awaye! and has guest-edited the contemporary arts journal Artlink.