Third National Indigenous Languages Survey (NILS3)

Research partner(s)
Australian Government Department of Infrastructure
Australian National University
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Regional Development and Communications (Office for the Arts)

The Third National Indigenous Languages Survey (NILS3) sought to answer the question: What is the current state of Indigenous languages in Australia? The aim of this question was to create a snapshot of the current status of Australian languages with a focus on the numbers of speakers, the age and gender distributions of speakers, and how languages are used. It also sought information on documentation for each language. 


National Indigenous Languages Report (2020)
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