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Kimberley Interpreting
Service - the only Indigenous language interpreting service in Western Australia.

 

Do I need an Interpreter in the KIMBERLEY?

If you’re in the Kimberley talking to Aboriginal people, whether in a town or out in a community, chances are you need the services of an interpreter.

The Kimberley is home to scores of Indigenous languages. At least twenty of these languages are very much alive. Many Kimberley Aboriginal people do not speak English as their first or second language. Older people speak traditional languages as well as Kriol—the lingua franca across the Kimberley, parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Today, a majority of young Kimberley Aboriginal people grow up speaking Kriol, only learning English at school.

Some of the languages KIS provides interpreters for are:

language areas map
Bardi
Bunuba
Gajirrawong
Gooniyandi
Jaru
Karrajari
Kija
Kriol
Kukatja
Kwini
Mangala
Miriwoong
Murrinh-patha
Ngardi
Ngarinyin
Nyangumarta
Nyikina
Pintupi
Walmajarri
Walpiri
Worrorra
Wunambal
Yulparija