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Anne speaking English, Torres Strait Creole

From First Languages Australia, Anne Gela speaks Yumplatok or Torres Strait Creole, one of 300+ languages of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Learn more: The speaker(s) featured herein have not explicitly agreed to distribute this video for reuse. For inquiries on licensing this video, please contact First Languages Australia: In this video, Anne Gela speaks English and Torres Strait Creole, referred to as Yumplatok by speakers. The video was self-recorded in Rockhampton, Australia. Yumplatok is spoken on multiple Torres Strait Islands and in Northern Cape York and South-Western Coastal Papua. There are more than 6,000 native speakers and 25,000 L2 speakers. In the regions where it is spoken, it is used as a lingua franca for business and trade. It is believed that Yumplatok emerged in the late 1800s. Different dialects of this Creole reflect the influences of different languages that sailors would have spoken when trading and communicating throughout the region of usage. Some of the Indigenous Torres Strait languages have a strong influence on Yumplatok, as does Malay, Meriam Mir, and Paupuan, among others; notably, loanwords are sometimes taken from Japanese when the terms are specific to Japanese culture. Today, the language has become a cultural indicator of identity and ethnic pride, especially with young Torres Strait Islanders. This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. To download a copy, please contact Help us caption & translate this video!