Students in Western Australia's public schools are now learning Indigenous languages at a record rate, with numbers growing across the state. The 24 Aboriginal languages taught across Western Australia (WA) now have around 10,000 students, up significantly from 6,000 just two years ago. Education Minister Sue Ellery said there is still a long way to go. "To understand it properly, we need to understand their language…That's an important contribution that education can make to maintaining the Indigenous culture," she said. Ellery says the expansion of Indigenous language lessons is an important part of how schools teach about the oldest living culture in the world.

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