Gupapuyngu

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Gobabingo, Gubabwingu
Population

330 (2006 census). 500 use other Dhuwal varieties.

Location

Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, Milingimbi, Elcho Islands.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dhuwala, Gupapuyngu, Madarrpa, Manggalili, Munyuku, Walangu, Wubulkarra. About 45 related dialects. Similar to Gumatj [gnn].

Typology

SOV, OVS

Language Use

950 L2 speakers. Children learn Djambarrpuyngu [djr]. Some also use Gumatj [gnn] or other Aboriginal languages as L2.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1967.
Writing
Latin script.