CORONAVIRUS No 9 Yolŋu Matha: Meaning of the name COVID 19 (with English subtitles)

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Description The Why Warriors team discuss COVID-19. Yolŋu hear COVID-19 is coming to their communities but they’re not sure what it’s about. These videos share information as it’s updated about coronavirus, including its spread and control.

Yolŋu Matha is the language spoken by the Indigenous peoples of North East Arnhem Land, Australia.

The traditional worldview of Yolŋu means they want in-depth, science-based information in order to understand any new topic. What Yolŋu call the “dhuḏi-dhäwu” – the deep true story. This full series of videos attempts to answer some of their questions from a Yolŋu worldview using their linguistic construction of knowledge.

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