Language of the Day for 13 March 2019


Bardi [bcj]

A language of
Population Full
30 (2005 AUSTLANG), decreasing. Ethnic population: 320 (2016 census).
8a (Moribund).
Language Use
Many in the younger generation understand Bardi but do not speak it (Wurm 2007). Older adults only. Also use Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Also use English [eng], the L1 for the younger generation.
Language Development
Believe English or Bardi should be written, not Kriol. Government program in primary school. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.
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