Name Of the Organization:
The Australian Zaza language and Culture Group
Aim of the organization:
The aim of group is to continue enhancing and developing the centuries old Zaza language , culture and costumes, and introduce it to other communities in Australia. Three million Zaza people have been living in eastern Turkey, ina nd around the area known Dersim. The Zaza people have been denied the right to practice their culture, costume and speak the Zaza language by the Turkish state.
For this reason it has been almost impossible to establish written materials. In a Multicultural Australia our aim is to enhance, further develop and introduce our language, culture and costumes to the general Australian community via the form of print media and radio broadcasting.
To achieve this our aims are to:
Produce written material in Zaza Language
Produce Zaza Language radio programs
Provide Zaza Language classes for those who need it
Provide Zaza folklore dancing, music, theater and to develop similar cultural groups to undertake these activities.
Undertake research in relation to matters concerning the Zaza community and to also support and encourage those who plan to do this.
Assist in organizing Zaza celebrations and festivities
Australian Zaza Language and Cultural Group