Bidjara Language

Bidjara Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bidjara is a nearly extinct language of Australia. Bidyara is spoken by twenty elders in Queensland, between Tambo and Augathella, Warrego and Langlo rivers. It is an aboriginal language. It is also the only aboriginal language in eastern Australia. It is sadly shifting to English. This is an example of people not continuing to have a passion for their native language. Ruhlen said this was an extinct language. Australian Bidjara artist and the inaugural Charlie Perkins Scholar Christian Bumbarra Thompson employs his Bidjara language in his video work in attempt to redistribute his language into the public realm. His work 'Gamu Mambu' which means 'Blood Song' in Bidjara is a video work of a Dutch Baroque Opera Singer singing in Bidjara. It was included in the 17th Sydney International Biennale ' The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age' and is held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Collection, Sydney.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Cred Press
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136770911
  • 9786136770918