Kured

Welcome to the website of the Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre

Kunred dja Kunwok. Manbu kunred kabeneraworren kunwok, bu kabenedjarrkyo kore kubolkwern rowk. Wanjh karrinahna kunred dja kunwok kadberre. Yuwn bu karriwarrewon kunred dja kunwok, makka wanjh ngad kadberre.

Country and language. Country and language both live together everywhere. And we should look after our country and our language. We shouldn’t mess up our country and language – these belong to us.

Kunred kayime, “njalekenh kandiwarrewon? Dja kandinahna kunmak.” Yiman mak kunwok kahyime “kandidjalkarrmen, yuwn bu kandibengmidjdan dja ngurrimang manbuyika kunwok”. “Ngaye kunwok dja kunred, wanjh ngad nganedjarrkni kore kubolkkudji”.

The land speaks to us and says, “why are you messing me up? You should look after me properly!” In the same way, our language is saying to us, “hold onto me, don’t forget me and speak some other language!” “We are your language and your country, and we both live here one place”

- Ngalwakadj Jill Nganjmirra, Chairperson, Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre

 


 

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