Saving an Indigenous language from extinction | 7.30

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    At the age of 86, Peter Salmon is the last person alive to speak the Indigenous Thiinma language from the remote Upper Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

    His knowledge is now being recorded so it can be saved from extinction and passed on to future generations.

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