Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome to the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Our mission

    RNLD's mission is to advance the sustainability of Indigenous languages and to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of language documentation and revitalisation through training, resource sharing, networking, and advocacy.


    Resources & activities

    On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of the world's languages. We hope you find them helpful in your language work. To use our resources and to learn more about us and our activities, please choose from the menu items above.


    Donate to our work

    ACNCRNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please contact us if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.



    Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

    On the 12-16 of Dec 2016, trainers Amy Parncutt, Ebony Joachim along with new trainer Andrew Tanner held a flexible DRIL workshop in Brisbane. This workshop was hosted by the State Library of Queensland. We had a turn out of 15 participants from around Queensland attend, with large number of different languages around the table. During the four days, participants worked through a lot of different content including identifying the strength of their languages, looking for languages most closely related to their languages, morphology, project planning, setting up recording equipment, 10 basic principles of the Master-Apprentice language learning program and more. 

    Group Outside Amy & Josh Related Languages


    Whole group Recording Resources Group listening


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    Our members are located all over the world