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: Caroline Hughes
Just two years ago there were only around 200 words in Ngunnawal language but now there’s ten times that.
Word Up: Brodie Murray
Wamba Wamba country straddles both sides of the Murray River and takes in towns like Deniliquin in New South Wales and Swan Hill in Victoria.
Word Up: Rudi Bremer
Since 2017 Rudi Bremer has been speaking to people across the country about their languages for Word Up and it's kid sister program Little Yarns on ABC kids Listen.
Word Up: Tilly Tjala Thomas
From an early age Tilly began learning her Nukunu from her parents through games and walking on country.
Word Up: Candace Kruger
Yugambeh language comes from south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales — the Gold Coast, and my country - Tweed Heads.
Word Up: Delson Stokes
Wongatha language is spoken around the Goldfields of Western Australia.