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Yir Yoront

A language of Australia

ISO 639-3yiy

Population  15 (1991 B. Sommer).
Region  Queensland, west central Cape York Peninsula, just southeast of Edward River.
Language map  Northern Australia
Alternate names   Gwandera, Jir Joront, Kokomindjen, Mandjoen, Millera, Mind’jana, Mundjun, Myunduno, Yir Yiront
Dialects  Dangedl (Dhanu’un, Djudjan, Dudjym), Gorminang, Jir’jorond (Jirmel Mel-Jir, Ngamba’wandh, Yirmel, Yirtangettle, Yir Thangedl, Yirtutiym).
Classification  Australian, Pama-Nyungan, Paman, Yir Yoront
Language use  Most ethnic group members speak Torres Strait Creole [tes]. Some L2 speakers. Few use English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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