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2011 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages

Data on specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are only available for the 1996 and subsequent Censuses.

The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL), Second Edition, Revision 1 is used in the 2011 Census.

The Census asks a question on language other than English spoken at home. The question may not collect complete language use data, but does give an indication of the number of speakers of many of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken in Australia.

See also Language Spoken at Home (LANP).

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