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. Through our activities, we contribute to the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing direct relief from the suffering and distress that arises from the loss of Indigenous languages and the consequent alienation from cultural heritage and Indigenous identity.

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.


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RNLD 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.

This month, we're highlighting the launch of our Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces in South Hedland, WA.

Admiring some of the nature around Wangka Maya Diana learning about sister languages Donald, Greg, Roy and Julie get to know grammars Tania, Bev and May learning computer basics
Wangka Maya Greg writing Kriol words on the board Lorice, Colletta, and Diana talk about what linguists do Roy and Julie working with a learners grammar
Roy shows everyone his family tree Exploring what languages are spoken in the community Tania learning about grammars Tania, Julie, Bev and May identifying projects done at language centres

From 4-8 April 2016, DRIL trainers Margaret Florey, Jessica Solla and Amy Parncutt launched RNLD's nationally accredited Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, South Hedland WA. Throughout the 5-day block, 11 participants representing 7 different languages were introduced to linguistics, explored the relationships between Aboriginal languages in Australia, analysed language needs in their community, gained basic computer skills and learnt about public awareness campaigns and language teaching methods.

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