Kerry Boyenga

Dhurga

Kerry Boyenga grew up speaking Dhurga. As a kid, she thought that the words that she used at home – a snake was a gurri, a dog was a mirrigan - were slang. It was only as an adult that she realised that these words are part of the Dhurga language.|She now teaches Dhurga to primary school students, after many years spent researching and reclaiming the language and developing teaching materials.|It all began when she was a teacher at Broulee Primary School. The school was having trouble finding a German teacher, and Kerry suggested she could teach the children Dhurga.

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