Where is Djambarrpuyngu language spoken?

Where is Djambarrpuyngu language spoken?

Dhuwal is part of the Yolŋu branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family. It is spoken along the Roper river in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Who speaks Djambarrpuyngu?

Dhuwal (also Dual, Duala) is one of the Yolŋu languages spoken by Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory, Australia. Although all Yolŋu languages are mutually intelligible to some extent, Dhuwal represents a distinct dialect continuum of eight separate varieties.

What is the most spoken aboriginal language?

Djambarrpuyngu language
With just 4,264 speakers, the Djambarrpuyngu language is the most spoken Indigenous language in Australia and is spoken in Arnhem Land. Of the group of Western Desert languages, Pitjantjatjara, had the largest speaker number of this group and ranked second overall….

Characteristic Number of speakers

Is Kriol a language?

The correct answer – Kriol – is not a traditional Indigenous language, but refers to the creole language spoken across swathes of northern Australia. No one really knows how many people speak it, but the 2011 census figure of 4,000 is certainly an under-representation. Kriol is now even a language of Shakespeare.

Which state or territory has the highest number of aboriginal people?

Of the states and territories, the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians lived in New South Wales (265,700 people) and Queensland (221,400 people). The smallest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians lived in The Australian Capital Territory (7,500 people).

Where do the Yolngu live?

east Arnhem Land
The people who live in the Miwatj or north-east Arnhem Land region are known generally as Yolngu, which simply means ‘people’. They belong to a number of intermarrying clans that are also closely related culturally and linguistically.

Who are the Djambarrpuyngu in Yolngu language?

Djambarrpuyngu (N115) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhuwal N198 language and Dhuwa moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). The online Yolngu Matha dictionary lists clan-nations Dhurili N122, Guyula N109 and Wutjara N197 under Djambarrpuyngu (N115).

How many legal terms are in the Djambarrpuyngu Dictionary?

This dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in Djambarrpuyŋu (Djambarrpuyngu, a language of northeast Arnhem Land). This vital resource helps lawyers, police, judges and other legal staff to communicate with Indigenous people who do not speak English as a first language.

Where are the Djambarrpuyŋu people in the Northern Territory?

Djambarrpuyŋu is the language spoken by nearly 3,000 Yolŋu people mostly located on Elcho Island (Galiwinku) off the northeast coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Useful Links….

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