Djangu

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Budalpudal, Burada, Buralbural, Buratha, Dangu, Dhangu, Dhangu’mi, Warameri, Waramiri, Warramiri, War-ramirri, Warumeri
Population

270 (2006 census). 58 Djangu, 170 Gaalpu, 44 Wangurri (2006 census).

Location

Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, Elcho island.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dhangu-Djangu, Gaalpu (Kalbu), Golumala, Ngaymil, Rirratjingu, Wangurri.

Typology

SVO, SOV if O is a pronoun or deictic

Language Use

Children no longer speak the language (2007). Bilingual in Djambarrpuyngu [djr] (Wurm 2007).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1977–1982.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Glossonym: Yolngu-Matha, ‘people language’.