I bet you have probably not heard this language spoken before or seen it taught by people this tiny and cute?
This week is National NAIDOC week here is Australian and all around the country we are celebrating the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
So we have teamed up with Jellyshots Media to bring to you some of the youngest generation of Torres Strait Islanders (my kids) sharing some of their knowledge with you, to help educate other Australians when it comes to their native culture and language.
Because, if you’re like me (that was until I met my husband) then you probably don’t know much about the Torres Strait Islands or their culture… BUT now you will.
So sit back and take a lesson from my little ones on how to speak their native language
Babuk means sit down and cross your legs
Wa means yes
Din means bottom
Susu means boobie
Bubba means dad
Umma means mum
Kuk’e means girl
This is you Piti
This is your Pouth
My biggest uncle i call Big Daddy
My smallest uncle i call migi Daddy
Do you understand my launguage?
Yawo, that means bye
Did you enjoy learning a little TSI and about our families culture? comment below and let me know what you thought