Speaking to one another is something we take for granted but for some people their language is slowly dying.

The community of Woorabinda, 200 kilometres west of Rockhampton, is paving a new way for education with their Indigenous LOTE program.

The program is teaching primary school students the Ghungalu dialect.

Chairman of the Woorabinda LOTE Program Shemmie Leisha is a Ghungalu descendent and one of only six Australians who can speak his family’s language.

“I see us as the Ghungalu’s leading the way for other language groups because Woorabinda is made up of 52 different language groups,” he says.

Read and/or listen to the full ABC article by Alice Roberts