Findings from the research will have a significant impact on Australia’s cultural and linguistic history.
There is plenty of evidence to show Australia’s Indigenous people had ways of counting big numbers, yet the myth persists they couldn’t count more than a handful of things. Why?
A clever process similar to Google’s image search is helping to preserve some of the world’s 7000 languages that are at risk of disappearing.
Linguists estimate that up to 20,000 people speak Kriol across swathes of northern Australia.
Many mainstream Aussie words like “digger” and even the word “Aussie” itself have their origins in the trenches of WWI.