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New Dictionary Preserves Rare Indigenous language Umpithamu of Cape York, Australia

Jean-Christophe Verstraete, a professor of linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, worked closely with two sisters who were the last speakers of Umpithamu to create a new dictionary. The Dictionary was released as a 500-page book and an audio app on which their voices were recorded for posterity. Published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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