Gambay: a map of Australia’s first languages

First Languages Australia in partnership with local language centres across Australia have developed an interactive map to display and promote the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The map, titled Gambay, translates to “together” in the Butchulla language of the Hervey Bay region in Queensland.

Gambay showcases over 780 languages, using data contributed by regional language centres and programs working directly with language communities around Australia.

Find out more about the map on Gambay website.  Teachers’ notes are also available to use with the map compiled to assist teaching about Australia’s first languages across the curriculum.