456 episodes

Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.

Word Up ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.

    Word Up: Marie Munkara

    Word Up: Marie Munkara

    Award winning author Marie Munkara explains some of the complexities of Rembarranga and shares a few of her words.

    • 9 min
    Word Up: Gulwanyang Moran

    Word Up: Gulwanyang Moran

    Gulwanyang Moran has been following in her mother's footsteps, learning and sharing their language — Gathang.

    • 5 min
    Word Up: Latisha Harris

    Word Up: Latisha Harris

    Latisha Harris says hearing elders speaking Wiradjuri with love and ease ignited her passion for learning language.

    • 6 min
    Word Up: Paul Collis

    Word Up: Paul Collis

    Paul Collis shares some Barkindji words that demonstrate the beauty of his country, and his culture.

    • 6 min
    Word Up: Bon'Naia Hinton

    Word Up: Bon'Naia Hinton

    For Bon'Naia Hinton the pronunciation and tone of Kuku Yalanji is almost melodic.

    • 6 min
    Word Up: Toby Adams

    Word Up: Toby Adams

    Toby shares some Kullilli words that really capture his passion for language revitalisation.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Anonymous epicness ,

Word Up

I am intrigued and delighted by this program and Daniel Browning's premise to start it. I admire the quite courage, which in the face of appalling cultural genocide and aching loss, sets about retrieving these language, slowly but surely, one word at a time. I was especially taken by Daniel Browning talking about Bundjalung, his father's tongue, in the program which launched this spin-off from Awaye! Him taking about his nephew, his 'burudjam' and his 'baraygir' was especially moving.

Ethel H. ,

Love this podcast!!

So great to hear from people all over the country who feel passionate about their languages. Great podcast!

AdniculF ,

What happened to the past episodes??

Just wondering where they disappeared to?

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by ABC Podcasts