Gambay | Interactive languages map


First Languages Australia has collaborated with regional language centres to develop Gambay, a map of Australian languages that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community.

Language workers from around the country have contributed video profiles that are attached to their languages, giving faces to Australia’s first languages and helping bring people to an understanding of why these languages are important.

Harold Furber attended the Puliima Language and Technology Forum as a consultant to the Arrernte Language Office at the Desert People’s Centre campus in September 2015. Harold’s profile appears on Gambay.

Gambay is an ongoing project that currently lists 795 languages broken into 291 language families. The map has been designed and produced in a way that allows language centres and communities to update information as they require.