New app aims to preserve indigenous languages

THE Butchulla language is one of more than 780 indigenous languages being preserved thanks to a new app.

The app is called Gambay, which means "together" in Butchulla language.

The app features an interactive map that promotes the diversity of Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Warragamay sisters Melinda Holden and Bridget Priman are the driving force behind the map.

Butchulla elder Glen Miller said the app would be an important tool for teaching the language.

"Anything that help preserve any indigenous language is important," he said.

"In modern times you have to adapt to what people are using and apps are what people are using."


200+ PLANTS: Woman sentenced after Western Downs drug raid

Premium Content 200+ PLANTS: Woman sentenced after Western Downs drug raid

A WESTERN Downs woman told police they “couldn’t hate a girl for trying” after she...

MEGA GALLERY: 300+ photos from Roma Cup

Premium Content MEGA GALLERY: 300+ photos from Roma Cup

WHILE it was a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, The...

Queensland border to open to Victoria from December 1

Premium Content Queensland border to open to Victoria from December 1

Qld borders reopening sees state set for $600m windfall