Gurinji

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Gurindji, Wurlayi
Population

590 (2006 census).

Location

Northern Territory, Victoria river and Wave Hill, Kalkaringi.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Malngin, Wanyjirra (Wandjirra).

Language Use

Language maintenance activities are being undertaken. Children use only Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Also use Kriol [rop].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1981–1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Gurinji children’s language is a mixed language from Gurinji and Kriol.