About this blog

This blog discusses the Jiwarli language, which was traditionally spoken along the upper reaches of the Henry River, a tributary of the Ashburton River, in the north-west of Western Australia.

It presents information about Jiwarli, with examples of its use, including audio recordings of Jack Butler, the last person to grow up speaking Jiwarli. He passed away on 24 April 1986 and was the last person to be able to speak the language fluently.

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