In the lead-up to International Women's Day 2019 on Friday 8 March we are highlighting extraordinary women working to preserve Indigenous languages.

5 March 2019

Meeŋ ɖanuŋ duun yuna ŋai ŋunun ŋai ɖanuŋ duun ŋine gira. Translated from Wakka Wakka into English, this means: 'Today my language is sleeping, in the future my language will be awake'.

Annalee Pope, a Wakka Wakka descendant from central Queensland, works for First Languages Australia.

She supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia to document their languages.

Read about the rewarding experiences she had as a language worker in Bundaberg in this ABC Life feature article as we continue to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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