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Wambaya

A language of Australia

ISO 639-3wmb

Population  12 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).
Region  Northern Territory, Barkly Tableland, Limmen Bight and McArthur rivers headwaters; east of Lake Woods.
Language map  Northern Australia
Alternate names   Umbaia, Wambaia, Wambaja, Wom-By-A, Wombya, Yumpia
Dialects  Wambaya, Binbinga (Binbinka), Gudandji. Black (1983) says dialects inherently intelligible.
Classification  Australian, West Barkly
Language use  Shifting to Kriol [rop].
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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