Tania Wanganeen is currently the only fluent speaker of her people's language.
The Narungga language disappeared soon after white settlement on the Yorke Peninsula. Until recently, it was classified as a dead language - "we prefer the term ‘sleeping’," says Tania, who has been pivotal in the reclamation project.
Tania's journey began when she went to a workshop at the Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association (NAPA). The workshop was part of the association's early steps to revive the language and Tania found that the language came easily to her. She worked closely with a linguist, and with permission from elders became the official Narungga language teacher.