Dyaabugay

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Bulum-Bulum, Check-Cull, Chewlie, Djabugai, Dyabugay, Hileman, Kikonjunkulu, Kodgotto, Kokonyungalo, Koko-Tjumbundji, Ngarlkajie, Orlow, Tjabakai-Thandji, Tjabogaijanji, Tjankir, Tjankun, Tjapukai, Tjapunkandji, Tjunbundji
Population

29 (2006 census). Only 3 speakers in 1981 (Wurm 2007).

Location

Queensland, Barron river south of Mareeba to Kuranda, north to Port Douglas on a plateau.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Dyaabugay, Gulay, Njakali (Nyagali, Nyakali).

Language Use

In the 1980s, a revival of the language was undertaken and it has since been in daily use among members of the ethnic group as a symbol of their identity (Wurm 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary.