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Deputy lord mayor calls on Melburnians to embrace this greeting ‘as part of everyday life’

Dee Dee Dunleavy
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Melbourne’s acting lord mayor is calling on residents to learn a few words in the local Aboriginal language.

Nicholas Reece put forward the idea during his NAIDOC Week speech.

He told Dee Dee he’s set himself the challenge of learning 50 words in the Wurundjeri language by this time next year.

“Try and embrace using a few Aboriginal words as part of everyday life,” he said.

“One really simple and obvious example is to say ‘wominjeka’, which means hello, welcome in the Woi-wurrung language.”

Dee Dee thinks it’s a good idea.

“I think it’s part of creating an Australian identity,” the 3AW Afternoons host said.

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Dee Dee Dunleavy
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